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Title Flight Attendant Nesting Dolls
Date ca. 1992
Collection Art and Crafts Collection
Object Name Doll, Nesting
Catalog Number 2009.113.1
Description Matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll and babushka doll. A set of five painted wooden dolls of decreasing size, placed one inside another. The four largest dolls are each made of two pieces. The smallest doll is one piece. Each doll is painted with brunette hair, a flight attendant uniform and large "wings" pin representing an airline.

Largest to smallest dolls:
A-B. Delta flight attendant
C-D: Pan Am flight attendant
E-F: Western Airlines flight attendant
G-H: Northeast Airlines flight
I: Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S) flight attendant
Provenance This set of dolls was commissioned from local artisans in Russia by Delta pilot Tim Yucis. The dolls are painted to represent flight attendants from Delta and airlines affiliated with Delta by mergers: Western Airlines in 1987, Northeast Airlines in 1972, Chicago and Southern Air Lines in 1953; and Delta's acquisition of Pan Am's transatlantic routes in November 1991.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S)
Northeast Airlines
Western Airlines
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Russian Federation (Russia)
Europe
Subjects Dolls
Flight attendants
Corporate mergers
Handicraft
Credit line Gift of Tim Yucis