Bags Packed And Ready To Go

December 4th, 2012, 13:44H · Topics: Girls · Print

I have not figured out if this is an advertising photo for luggage or a portrait of an airline stewardess shot by Loyd Sandgren in his downtown Jacksonville studio.  Loyd did not leave any clues with this one.  Anyone recognize the logos on the uniform?

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  1. 1 Dorothy Fletcher December 4th, 2012 14:42H

    If the logo is a world on a wing, then this might be a stewardess for Pan American Airlines. I tried to copy an image here,but I couldn’t get it to work.

  2. 2 Bob / Vintage Jacksonville December 4th, 2012 20:35H

    Dorothy, I’ve added an enlargement of the lapel pin. I can’t read the writing on it but it appears to be a flag rather than a globe.

  3. 3 Michael Borum February 4th, 2013 10:02H

    It is almost certainly National Airlines, which was headquartered in Jacksonville (at the old Imeson Airport) from 1939 until 1946. Here is a page with a scan of a route map and timetable from that era, showing the logo matching the image on the wing lapel pin:

    http://airchive.com/html/timetable-and-route-maps/national-airlines-timetables-route-maps-and-history/1940-march-4-national-airlines-timetables-route-maps-and-history/6975

  4. 4 bob February 5th, 2013 21:31H

    Thanks Michael, I think you solved the mystery.

  5. 5 Don Webb January 22nd, 2015 20:23H

    National Airlines did not appear to have any flights to and from Atlanta, GA. I wonder why?

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