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Image of Huff Daland Petrel Blueprints - 1936

Huff Daland Petrel Blueprints - 1936

Set of Huff Daland Petrel (Huff Daland Duster) aircraft engineering plans, produced by the Delta Air Corporation in Monroe, Louisiana. Set consists of four as-built blueprints and four duplicate drawings. Original design by Huff Daland Airplanes, Inc.; revised by H.E. Dickard, Jr.; drawn by H.E. Dickard, Jr.; traced by H.E. Dickard, Jr. The set consists of the following: Blueprints: A. Huff Daland Petrel Lower Wing Layout, Drawing No. 101, Sheet No. 1, dated 6/6/1936. Dimensions: 65" 36" Scale 3 inches = 1 foot. B. Huff Daland Petrel Fuselage, Drawing No. 102, Sheet No. 2, dated 6/19/1936. Dimensions: 62" x 36" Scale: 3 inches = 1 foot. Outer edges slightly brittle, some rust damage.

Image of Delta the Fastest Transportation Across the South - ca. 1936-1940

Delta the Fastest Transportation Across the South - ca. 1936-1940

This advertisement, called a "counter card," is a piece of cardstock with a cardstock hinge on back to display the advertisement on a counter or desk. Screen-printed illustration on front of the counter card features a Delta Lockheed 10 Electra flying across the United States in red, white and blue colors.

Image of Delta Breakfast Menu - ca. 1940

Delta Breakfast Menu - ca. 1940

Small Delta breakfast menu. Cover text: "GOOD MORNING! / DELTA AIR LINES / The Trans-Southern Route / A Cheery Breakfast Served Aloft Amid Real Southern Hospitality." Inside, the menu offers a choice of orange, tomato or grapefruit juice served with melba toast, jelly and preserves and coffee, hot chocolate, hot boullion or hot tea, "WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS."

Image of B.R. Coad Papers - 1918-1965

B.R. Coad Papers - 1918-1965

Personal papers of B.R. Coad, including photocopied newspaper clippings, business cards, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and published entomology reports and bulletins. The clippings provide biographical information on Coad, as well as the history of crop dusting and Delta Air Lines. There are also articles from Peruvian newspapers in Spanish language. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1939-1949, and includes correspondence with cotton growers in the Canete Valley, Peru, where Coad did freelance consulting work to assist hacienda owners with their crop infestations. There is also correspondence with B. R. Webster of the Chipman Chemical Company and Ralph R. Root, who s

Image of Fly to Columbia - 1946

Fly to Columbia - 1946

Black-and-white Delta newspaper advertisement featuring a photograph of Delta DC-3, NC28340, Ship 40, in-flight with a Delta route map in the background. Text: "Fly to Columbia / Return Same Way / 2 Round Trips Daily / 40 Minutes Each Way / For Reservations Call 7940 or 8453 / City Ticket Office 99 Philip Street"

Image of Delta Air Corporation Cash Journal - 1931

Delta Air Corporation Cash Journal - 1931

Delta Air Corporation's Cash Journal for January-December 1931. The journal consists of handwritten notations on pages attached together with two metal fasteners. Several pages are loose. This cash journal shows income and expenses for Delta during the difficult days of the Great Depression. Delta's main business at the time was crop dusting. The journal entries also show business activities that supplemented Delta's income from crop dusting, including hangar space rentals, aircraft maintenance and repairs, aircraft fuel sales, office space rentals to American Airways, flying lessons, aerial photography and survey flights.

Image of Delta Air Corporation Dusting Contacts Card File - 1931, ca. 1935

Delta Air Corporation Dusting Contacts Card File - 1931, ca. 1935

Crop-dusting sales prospects contact cards from January-June, 1931; one dusting pilot personnel card, ca. 1935; and an access copy of the original brittle cards, made in 2006. The short notes written on the sales prospect cards show some of the economic struggles of local planters and Delta in the midst of the Great Depression in the Mississippi River delta region of the southern United States. It was not easy for Delta to find customers when land owners were "broke and will do [own] dusting this season" or "cutting down acreage." There was also competition from other dusting companies. However, the cards also list a number of "good prospects," who later signed with Delta for crop dusting.

Image of Have a Sweet Ole Time. Atlanta - 1980

Have a Sweet Ole Time. Atlanta - 1980

Travel poster illustrated with painting of a large peach, signed "Bill Reynolds."

Image of Capture your Childhood. Orlando - 1980

Capture your Childhood. Orlando - 1980

Travel poster illustrated with a painting of four puppets, including Pinocchio and Snow White (holding an apple), an orca jumping leaping in the air, and an orange, signed "Reed Merrick."

Image of Fiddle Around. Nashville - 1981

Fiddle Around. Nashville - 1981

Travel poster illustrated with painting of a violin with rolling green hills and blue sky reflected in the background, signed "Beynads."

Image of Have a Blast. New Orleans - 1980

Have a Blast. New Orleans - 1980

Travel poster illustrated with a painting of a jazz trumpet and musical notes, signed by "Hanson."

Image of Wheel Around. Memphis - 1980

Wheel Around. Memphis - 1980

Travel poster illustrated with a painting of Delta Queeen steamboat's paddle churning up water from the Mississippi River, signed "G. Kelley."

Image of Stake a Claim. Florida - 1980

Stake a Claim. Florida - 1980

Travel poster illustrated with painting of beach umbrellas on a beach with ocean, white clouds and sky in background, signed "G. Kelley."

Image of Delta Walt Disney World Travel Poster - 1987

Delta Walt Disney World Travel Poster - 1987

Poster is illustrated with a view of a path leading to Cinderella Castle with Epcot Center behind it, framed with tree branches, green leaves, flowers and butterflies.

Image of Northeast Airlines Florida Travel Poster - ca. 1960-1966

Northeast Airlines Florida Travel Poster - ca. 1960-1966

This is a white poster printed on both sides with an illustration signed "C. Robert Perrin" of a woman in a pink hat, which is made up of seahorses and seashells and a yellow sun. In the upper section of the poster, a small Convair 880 flies under the large multicolored letters of "FLORIDA." Ten small holes were punched around edges of poster.

Image of Delta Florida, The Bahamas and Caribbean Travel Poster - ca. mid 1960s

Delta Florida, The Bahamas and Caribbean Travel Poster - ca. mid 1960s

This poster features a color photograph of a woman on a beach wearing a large colorful straw hat and smiling into the camera. Pink and white letters: "FLORIDA / THE BAHAMAS AND CARIBBEAN / DELTA AIR LINES."

Image of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award - 04/01/2000

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award - 04/01/2000

Certificate from The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. "Presented to Delta Air Lines for Outstanding Achievement in the restoration of Ship 41, April 1, 2000."

Image of Delta DC-8 Royal Jet Service is for Everybody - 10/1959

Delta DC-8 Royal Jet Service is for Everybody - 10/1959

Full-color magazine advertisement. Title/Subtitle: "Delta DC-8 Royal Jet Service is for Everybody / Deluxe First Class and Thrifty Supercoach." Text: "Passengers on Delta's initial DC-8 Royal Jet Service flights between Atlanta and New York will be quick to recognize that a new standard of luxury and comfort have been established in this swift moving Jet Age. World's newest, largest true jetliner, the DC-8 is years ahead in design and decor. Quiet, vibration-free cabins of new beauty and spaciousness feature the accomodations for both first class and supercoach passengers. Cruising at nearly 600 mph, these luxurious jetliners provide a host of new conveniencesand sustantially more individ

Image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Autograph - 1965

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Autograph - 1965

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's signature on a piece of white Delta in-flight stationary, 5.75" x 7.75" Letterhead is printed with the red/white/blue Delta Sideways Widget logo and this slogan: The air line with the BIG JETS.

Image of Huff Daland Duster Technical Drawings - ca. 05/1936

Huff Daland Duster Technical Drawings - ca. 05/1936

Set of four Huff Daland Duster preliminary scale drawings, drafted by H.E. "Herb" Dickard, Jr. Pencil drawings on blank telegram forms.