Feb. 20, 1925. Rep. P.B. O' Sullivan, Gen. Billy Mitchell and Maj. Henry B. Clagett with biplane at Bolling Field
Gettin' 'er going!
Poppy Wyndham sees to the engines before starting on a flight, circa 1920s
Stewardesses working for Southwest Airlines of Texas
Stewardesses working for Southwest Airlines of Texas must be able to wear hot pants and kinky leather boots or they don't get the job. In accordance with the airline's motto, 'sex sells seats' interviewees are selected on the strength of their legs and their face. Drinks served during flights have names such as 'Passion Punch' and 'Love Potion'. Photo circa 1972.
A sleeping berth on an Imperial Airways aircraft in March 1937
Man refueling a propeller airplane, date unknown
Passengers relaxing on an airline flight, circa 1950.
American magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and his companion, American model and actor Barbi Benton, relax on a bed while a stewardess attends to them in the private quarters of Hefner's DC-9 jetliner, 'The Big Bunny' en route to Heathrow, date unknown.
A Pan American World Airways flight attendant preparing in-flight meals in the galley of an airline
Pan American World Airways
Lufthansa flight attendants Jutta Kaemmerer (seated left) and Mascha Junge being served by Pan Am's Jerry Rand and Gertrude Vasel at the Pan American World Airways stewardess school in Long Island circa 1960.
Cabin crew adjusting seats in an airplane, date unknown
February 1930. Army Airship C-41 lands on Mall at Lincoln Memorial, honoring Lincoln's Birthday
German Airship Hindenburg
Inside a radio rescue boat, 1952
1929. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. Man in airplane
1924. Probably the smallest plane in the world, built by Edmund Allen of Washington, D.C
Workers relax after completing work on a Martin Bomber, ca. 1920
Pan Am’s Clipper
With the Empire State Building below, Pan Am’s Clipper, the world’s largest and fastest commercial airliner, (at that time), takes a preview flight over Manhattan, 1949.
Lt. L.T. Hunt, U.S.N., with barograph, and Commander W.H. Lee. Washington, D.C. 1925
Where'd that tree come from?
George S. Russell
Calbraith Rogers, 1911
Franz Reiterer. German aviator
Harriet Quimby. 1911
Harriet Quimby. 1911
Plane crashes into diner on route 40 in Delaware, 1939
Newspaper Account: November 9, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Two U.S. Army fliers -- Lieut. Col. Leslie MacDill, General Staff Corps Officer, and Private Joseph G. Gloxner -- were burned to death today in the worst aerial tragedy in the history of the Capital when their plane crashed on a street in Anacostia, a short distance from Bolling Field. Three automobiles were wrecked in the crash. Col. MacDill was piloting the plane."
Pilots Ensign Noressey & Cadet Thenics, Corpus Christi, Texas., WWII 1942
October 1943. Frederick, Maryland. "Greaseball", a mascot
New York, March 22, 1915. Navy dirigible, Long Island
Naval Air Base. Corpus Christi, Texas. 1942
Jack McGee, 3-10-1913
Lt. Russell L. Maughan
Russell L. Maughan plane
Lt. L.J. Maitland, 6-28-1927
Lt. Lester J. Maitland
Lt. O. Locklear
Lindley working on plane
Lieut. Stephen Bonsal Jr., one of the young Army flyers, 191
Eugene Lefebvre in plane at Reims, France. 9-1-1909
Landing of British R34 at Mineola, Long Island, NY 1919