Scarf, Flight Attendant, Transcontinental and Western Air

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Stewardess

Transcontinental and Western Air, 1935

In 1935, Thelma Jean Harman became the first stewardess for T.W.A. She wore this summer uniform while flying aboard Ford Tri-Motors along T.W.A.’s “Lindbergh Line” from New York to Los Angeles. The stewardess badge on her coat was a later addition to the uniform.

Gift of Thelma Jean Harman

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Thelma Jean Harman

Materials

Overall: Silk

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 88.9 x 88.9cm (35 x 35 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Thin blue silk scarf.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Inventory Number

A19731203000