Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title [Delta and Coca-Cola]
Date 2007
Collection Art and Crafts Collection
Object Name Painting
Catalog Number 2017.4.1
Description Mixed media painting by artist Steve Penley, representing the relationship between Delta Air Lines and The Coca-Cola Company with depictions of early Coke service on Delta flights in 1940, Delta aircraft and both companies' branding.
Artist/Maker Penley, Steve
Depth (in) 2.5
Height (in) 48
Width (in) 60
Provenance This painting was commissioned by Coca-Cola and presented as a gift to Delta to commemorate Delta's emergence from bankruptcy on April 30, 2007, and relisting on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Delta began serving Cola-Cola in 1940, with the introduction of 14-passenger Douglas DC-2 and 21-passenger DC-3 aircraft with the airline's first flight attendants, called "stewardesses" at the time. In 1996, Delta was the first airline to sign a contract to board Coca-Cola soft drinks products exclusively.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Coca-Cola Company, The
Douglas DC-3
Travel Air S-6000-B
Logo, Delta Air Service
Logo, Delta Winged Triangle
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Douglas DC-8
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Boeing 777
Logo, Delta Red Widget
Onward and Upward
Airline of the South, The
Subjects Painting
Flight attendants
Credit line Delta Air Lines
Relation Show Related Records...