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Image of Delta Flying Colonel Award to Nic L. Knoph - 02/18/1956

Delta Flying Colonel Award to Nic L. Knoph - 02/18/1956

Flying Colonel certificate presented to Nic L. Knoph, signed by C.E. Woolman, president of Delta, February 18, 1956. Printed with gold/black text superimposed over a light gray silhouette of a Douglas DC-7. Black text: GREETINGS / KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT / Mr. Nic L. Knoph [calligraphy] / IS HEREBY COMMISSIONED A / FLYING COLONEL / OF DELTA AIR LINES / In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of aviation and for his support of air transportation."

Image of Havana Holiday - ca. 1955

Havana Holiday - ca. 1955

This brochure has a yellow/navy blue cover illustrated with a lighthouse, dancers and silhouette of two 4-engine propeller airplanes. Text: 6 DAYS ALL EXPENSE / VACATION IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY / VIA DELTA AND PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS

Image of Delta to New York...from all the South - 1957

Delta to New York...from all the South - 1957

Full-color magazine advertisement. Text: "Of course your Delta DC-7 doesn't land on Broadway - but Delta gets you to New York so fast from so many Southern cities - such as Atlanta, New Orleans and Houston - that you'd think they were 'just across the river.' There is no faster, no more comfortable way between New York and the South than by the Golden Crown DC-7's of Delta, one of America's pioneer scheduled airlines. Serving 60 cities in 7 countries." The lighted theatre marquee sign in the ad reads: "JUDY HOLLIDAY IN BELLS ARE RINGING / A NEW MUSICAL"

Image of Miami is Calling - 1954

Miami is Calling - 1954

Full-color illustrated magazine advertisement. Text: "MIAMI is calling...It's not hard to hear Miami's call these chilly days, even a thousand or more miles away. But that's not surprising because Miami is remarkably - and comfortably - close to all the Midwest and the South on fast-moving Delta-C&S. Call one of the local phone numbers shown on the map - or any Delta-C&S office. Miami is closer than you think! Island hopping in the modern Caribbean makes a delightful tropic vacation, now that Delta-C&S has twice-daily service from New Orleans. Ask at any Delta office for maps and guide book."

Image of Delta to Miami . . . Trunk Line to Sunshine - 1958

Delta to Miami . . . Trunk Line to Sunshine - 1958

Full color magazine advertisement. Text: "While your DC-7 doesn't really taxi up to your hotel's poolside, there is no faster, no finer way to sunny Miami than these giant Golden Crown DC-7's nonstop from such cities as Chicago, Cincinnati and Atlanta. Delta also provides DC-7 through service from the Midwest to the Caribbean and South America, via New Orleans. For unsurpassed speed, unforgettable hospitality, fly Delta Golden Crown DC-7's and DC-7B's to Miami and the Caribbean. Serving 60 cities in the U.S.A. and Caribbean."

Image of New York, Washington Millionaire Dream Vacations via Delta - 1957

New York, Washington Millionaire Dream Vacations via Delta - 1957

Brochure promoting Delta vacation packages to New York and Washington, DC. Brochure cover is illustrated with a close aerial view of the Statue of Liberty with New York Harbor and Manhattan's Financial District skyscrapers in the background.

Image of Whit Hawkins' Business Cards - 11/1992

Whit Hawkins' Business Cards - 11/1992

Set of 14 business cards depicting Whit Hawkins' job titles during his career at Delta, from a transportation agent in March 1955, to President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991-1993.

Image of Delta-C&S Flying Colonel Award to Charles H. Bergman - 05/15/1954

Delta-C&S Flying Colonel Award to Charles H. Bergman - 05/15/1954

Flying Colonel certificate presented to Charles H. Bergman, signed by C.E. Woolman, president of Delta-C&S Air Lines, May 15, 1954. Printed with gold/black text superimposed over a light gray silhouette of a Douglas DC-7. Black text: GREETINGS / KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT / Charles H. Bergman [calligraphy] / IS HEREBY COMMISSIONED A / FLYING COLONEL / OF DELTA-C&S AIR LINES / In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of aviation and for his support of air transportation."

Image of Delta Passport/Tickets/Bag Checks Holder - mid-1950s

Delta Passport/Tickets/Bag Checks Holder - mid-1950s

Black laminated heavy paper pocket folder with slots for passenger passport, tickets and baggage checks. Front cover has Douglas DC-7[?] flying, the Delta "Flying D" logo and words "Serving 60 cities in 7 countries." Back cover has old accession label, Delta "Flying D" logo and words "Serving United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela."

Image of Delta Douglas DC-3 Thermos - ca. 1945

Delta Douglas DC-3 Thermos - ca. 1945

Stanley Insulating Vac stainless steel, cylindrical container. Push-botton black plastic spout at one end. Spout attachment is removable. One side of container is engraved with Delta "Flying D" logo. Made by Landers, Frary & Clark (Stanley Insulating Division).

Image of Delta Jr. Stewardess Kiddie Wings - 1958

Delta Jr. Stewardess Kiddie Wings - 1958

Thin metal goldtone wings attached to a black circle with Delta's Flying D logo. Underneath circle reads "Jr. Stewardess."

Image of Delta DC-4 Route Map Sign - 1946

Delta DC-4 Route Map Sign - 1946

Delta route map cut into the shape of a Douglas DC-4 airplane. Painted red lines trace Delta's route system. Delta's Atlanta operations hub is indicated with a large red/white circle. White stars mark cities served by Delta, except Jacksonville, Florida, which has a larger white star with a black dot in its center.

Image of Delta Passport/Tickets/Bag Checks Holder - ca. 1955-1959

Delta Passport/Tickets/Bag Checks Holder - ca. 1955-1959

Black vinyl folder with gold printed Delta Flying D logo and artwork of Douglas DC-7 in flight. Gold printed text: "Passport / TICKETS / BAGGAGE CHECKS / DELTA AIR LINES / SERVING 60 CITIES IN 7 COUNTRIES." On front cover is a 1970s sticker: "COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS INSPECTED BAGGAGE"

Image of Delta Dish -

Delta Dish -

Honey Beige (peach) melamine plastic round dish with slanted sides. Used for main course of passenger's meal. Delta's Flying D logo imprinted on bottom.

Image of Delta Bag Cart - ca. 1940s-1950s

Delta Bag Cart - ca. 1940s-1950s

Baggage cart with open sides. Cart has light gray-painted metal end panels, frame and handle. Floor of cart is made of unpainted wood slats. A navy blue-and-white Delta Flying D logo label is on each end panel.

Image of Delta Latest News Release Display Board - ca. 1950s

Delta Latest News Release Display Board - ca. 1950s

Delta employee message board painted black with a Delta Flying D Logo decal. Metal clip for holding a news release. Yellow and white text: "LATEST NEWS RELEASE / POSTED ESPECIALLY FOR DELTA PERSONNEL. Don't let someone put you in the 'It's News to Me' class. Read your company news releases promptly. Stay ahead on News Developments."

Image of C.E. Woolman's Suitcase - ca. 1948-1953

C.E. Woolman's Suitcase - ca. 1948-1953

Dark brown large leather satchel that has two dark brown leather straps fastened with metal buckles and a dark brown handle. Glued to one side of the suitcase is a torn, worn and faded Delta label, oval shape, blue and red background with white Flying D logo surrounded by text, “NOTHING FASTER - NOTHING FINER / TO AND THROUGH THE SOUTH"

Image of Delta In-Flight Socks - ca. 1950-1962

Delta In-Flight Socks - ca. 1950-1962

A-B. Pair of blue low, bootie-style socks with yellow stretch band and Delta Flying D logo.

Image of Delta In-Flight Socks - ca. 1950-1962

Delta In-Flight Socks - ca. 1950-1962

A-B. Pair of blue low, bootie-style socks with yellow stretch band and Delta Flying D logo.

Image of Delta Pilot Insignia Set - 1934-1979

Delta Pilot Insignia Set - 1934-1979

A framed set of pilot uniform insignia on red velvet backing. Set consists of the following: * Delta wings, hat badges, uniform buttons and employee service pins dating from 1934-1979. * Pilot hat badge and wings from Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S), last worn in 1953, the year C&S merged with Delta. * Pilot hat badge and two-piece wings insignia from Northeast Airlines, last worn in 1972, the year Northeast Airlines merged with Delta. Brown wood frame with insignia glued to red velvet backing. Reflective light blue metal plates identify and date the insignia, list aircraft types in the Delta fleet, and indicate the number of pilots on the roster for years 1934, 1939 (24), 1944 (