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Title Delta Tokyo Inaugural Prints Portfolio
Date 03/04/1987
Collection Whit Hawkins Collection
Catalog Number 2017.140.97
Object Name Portfolio
Extent of Description 1 folder of 6 prints
Admin/Biographical History This packet was owned by Betty Hawkins, wife of Whit Hawkins. Delta began service to Tokyo (ATL-PDX-NRT) on March 2, 1987; return service started March 4, 1987.
Scope & Content Folder of prints of six Delta travel posters, commemorating Delta's inaugural service to Tokyo:

Gray folder with silver Delta widget logo and laurel leaves. In Japanese characters and English language: "Commemorating Delta Air Lines' Inaugural Flight / Tokyo-Portland-Atlanta / March 4, 1987"

Introductory sheet titled "Welcome Aboard / Delta Air Lines' Inaugural Flight / Tokyo-Portland-Atlanta / March 4, 1987" explains that Delta commissioned the work for 24 artists for its 1986 travel poster series, lists the six posters selected for this print packet and gives a short biography of each artist represented:
Atlanta by Richard Loehle
Florida by Bob Radigan
San Diego by Charles Harper
Pacific Northwest by Ted Rand
San Francisco by Maurice Harvey
Texas by Bob Lapsley
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Signature Service
Tokyo, Japan
Asia Pacific
Atlanta, Ga.
South (U.S.)
San Diego, Ca.
San Francisco, Ca.
Portland, Or.
Seattle, Wa.
Pacific (U.S.)
West (U.S.)
Subjects Art
Commemorative prints
Transpacific travel
Travel posters