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Title Colonel Delta
Date 1951
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Piece, Display
Catalog Number 1996.6.1
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)
Depth (in) 4.625
Height (in) 15.5
Width (in) 5.625
Provenance 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."
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Colonel Delta
Logo, Delta Flying D
South (U.S.)
City Ticket Office (CTO)
Subjects Statuettes
Promotional products
Credit line Gift of John R. "Robby" Robinson
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