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Title C.E. Woolman's Trunk
Date 1920s
Collection C.E. Woolman Collection
Object Name Trunk
Catalog Number 2006.108.1
Description Black metal trunk with brown leather handles and brass trim. Initials "C.E.W." painted on tall end. Has travel labels from hotels and ships pasted on both sides for Grace Line Stateroom; United Fruit Company Steamship Service Stateroom; Grand Hotel Bolivar, Lima, Peru; and Hotel T?, Guayaquil, Ecuador [label torn].
Height (in) 34.5
Length (in) 9.25
Width (in) 20.19
Provenance From labels and initials, believed to be a trunk used by C.E. Woolman, Delta's principal founder and first CEO, for his travels to promote Huff Daland Dusters' crop dusting and/or passenger operations in South America, mid-late1920s.

This trunk was purchased by Judy Kell Beall and James C. Beall. C.E. Woolman was godfather to Judy Beall, whose father was D. Franklin Kell, an attorney with Delta from 1945-1959, who argued route cases before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for Delta.
People Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966
Search Terms Huff Daland Dusters, Inc.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Lima, Peru
Latin America
Subjects Trunks
Credit line Gift of Judy Kell Beall and James C. Beall in memory of D. Franklin Kell