Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s

Featured — By Rachel Greenberg on July 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Capital Airlines, 1953

Image: x-ray delta one/ Flickr

Tags: 1950s, Advertisment, airlines, American Airlines, Braniff, Capital, Czech Airlines, Delta, Japan Airlines, National Airlines, Pan American Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, stewardesses, Swiss Air, TWA, United

    7 Comments

  • An interesting collection there. I’ve seen a more recent collection of 60’s and 70’s airline advertisements so it’s great to see some earlier examples. Back when of flying was a luxury and the service was a little better too!

  • I need some of these outfits.

  • Zanni Davis says:

    Wish I was born about 60 years ago so I could eat a meal on TWA….all i get now is peanuts!

  • I think some of those flight attendants may still be flying.

  • Kirstin says:

    Love the ads! Really fascinating!

  • Pete says:

    the Article is great, just one minor correction. Czech Airlines poster can not be a 1950s poster, as Czech Airlines were established in 1993

  • Joel Bader says:

    The advertisers really knew how to attract the attention of the well-paid (male–we must assume) audience back then. With all apologies to Vance Packard’s classic The Hidden Persuaders (a book about advertising) the message and means of delivering that message was forthright–sex appeal sells!!!

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