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Title Pan American Polar Flight
Date 1957
Collection Pan American Promotional Objects
Object Name Sign, Advertising
Catalog Number 2017.10.82
Description White painted wood sign with a globe, route map and text in gold, red and blue colors: "Pan American Polar Flight / Over the Top of the World / London, Paris, Europe"
Depth (in) 0.75
Height (in) 48
Width (in) 32
Provenance Travel agency sign promoting Pan American's northern route to Europe. On September 13, 1957, Pan American Douglas DC-7C Clippers began flying the Arctic "great circle" or "polar route" direct from San Francisco and Los Angeles to London and Paris. Seattle to London polar service began on September 16.
Search Terms Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Arctic (North Pole)
London, England
Paris, France
Los Angeles, Ca.
San Francisco, Ca.
Seattle, Wa.
Pacific (U.S.)
Subjects Signs
Promotional products
International flights
Transatlantic travel
Travel agents
Credit line Delta Flight Museum