|Collection||Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects|
|Object Name||Piece, Display|
|Description||Painted hard rubber figurine of Delta advertising symbol called "Colonel Delta." He holds a portfolio and metal cane. Stands on painted wooden base resembling aircraft stairs with a metal handrail. Sticker with Delta's Flying D logo is on lower front of base.|
|Artist/Maker||Displaymasters, Inc., Edgewater, NJ|
|Artist 2/Maker 2||Burke Dowling Adams (BDA)|
One of a pair of small promotional statues representing advertising characters called "Colonel Delta" and "Dottie Delta." They were developed by Delta's ad agency Burke Dowling Adams (BDA). Dottie Delta wore a 1948-1953 Delta stewardess summer uniform.
According to company magazine Delta Digest, January 1951: "Newest creation of Delta's advertising agency are these eye-catching models of Dottie Delta and Colonel Delta, currently seen everywhere together, in newspaper ads, window displays, and billboards. The hard-rubber miniatures, still in production, will soon make their appearance in CTO [City Ticket Office] windows."
Delta Air Lines
Logo, Delta Flying D
City Ticket Office (CTO)
|Credit line||Gift of John R. "Robby" Robinson|
|Relation||Show Related Records...|