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Now Arriving from New York City

Now Arriving from New York City

My Grandma and Grandpa arriving in Chicago, maybe? Late 40's Kodachrome. View full size.


...was a little looser in those days. Not only could you walk right out to the plane to greet the visiting relative, the flight attendents were glad to show a curious little boy the plane's interior!

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America, where the airport is likely to renamed -- to the name it had way back when!

Prop planes

When I was a kid I love to go to the airport and watch those big prop planes fire up. The trill has never been the same with jets.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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