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:

  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?

  6. 6 Helen Yaus Jones January 18th, 2018 19:49H

    yes, I recognize this pin, I have one that belonged to my father, Doc Yaus who went to work for National in April of 1939 in St. Petersburg for six weeks, transferred to Imeson in Jax., worked there until Sept. 1953 transferred to Miami and ended his career as liason to Allison Air Force Base in Indianapolis at age 70. I have other pins also, some with diamonds & rubies, etc. and even have some small empty whiskey bottles & olive picks. I remember a lot of the names of the pilots back then but all are probably dead by now, I turned seven just after we had moved to St. Pete. in l939!! My sister & I plan on visiting the National Museum in St. Pete when she next visits me in Tampa.

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