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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Sky-Club: 1940ish

Sky-Club: 1940ish

An unidentified family just arriving at the airport on a Transcontinental & Western Airlines "Sky-Club" flight. From my collection of negatives. View full size.

Darn it .. lost count

I think I counted over 7,000 rivets and the wife interupted me.

1 ..2 ...3 ....4 ...

Condolences

To the others on that flight; it could have really become an aerial adventure. Two small kids and a baby trapped in what looks like a DC-3 for any period of time. Party Time.

A bit the worse for it

The condition of the gentleman's attire gives new meaning to the phrase "rode hard and put up wet."

He must be very wealthy

to afford 4 tickets on an airliner in the early forties, but he obviously saved some money on his ratty looking suit.

Unpressed

I don't know where they were coming from but it looks like the father slept in his suit.

Tired

Mom looks like she has had it and is ready to put her load down and relax!!!

Ill-fated line

Actress Carole Lombard, her mother and her publicist were passengers in a TWA Sky-Club DC-3 flying from Indianapolis to Burbank/Los Angeles on January 16, 1942, when it crashed into the face of Potosi Mountain in Nevada, killing all aboard. As photos from crash site show, the number on the tail of Ms. Lombard's plane was not 381 (like this flight), but 387.

Rough Flight?

The kids look scared and worn out....The look on mom's face speaks volumes.....Also notice the man's suit The jacket is far too small for him...

Whee.

The little buggers look like they're having the time of their lives!

 
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