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:

"T.A.T. Courier serving luncheon." Posed view of the interior of a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford 4-AT Tri-Motor, from the middle of the passenger cabin looking aft, of a passenger being served lunch by the flight attendant (steward); 1929. Aircraft is seen on the ground; note cabin door open at left. Note also fire extinguisher mounted on rear wall of cabin at top right.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airlines
  • Flight attendants

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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