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Title Norm Topshe's Delta Employee ID Badge (Employee #333)
Date ca. 1941
Collection Delta Air Lines Uniforms: Other
Object Name Badge, Identification
Catalog Number 2003.69.1
Description Metal badge with chipped blue paint holds black and white photo of employee standing in front of a height chart. Below is printed "N.S. Topshe 333" [employee name and employee number]. A worn leather loop is attached to back, which allowed badge to be worn on employee's belt.
Height (in) 3.5
Width (in) 1.625
Provenance Worn by Delta pilot Capt. Norman Topshe. First style of Delta employee ID. badge, first issued ca. 1941-1942, during increased airport security with the United States entering World War II.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
World War II
Subjects Badges
Identification photographs
Security measures
Airline pilots
Credit line Gift of Norman S. Topshe
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