Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Promotional Color Slides Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0013
Creators:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Dates:
1930-1965
bulk 1946-1955
Languages:
English
Collection is in
English
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Physical Description:
0.07 Cubic feet
2 folders
One 16 x 20 inch black and white print photograph, 59 color slides (35 mm color transparencies)
Repository:
This collection consists of 59 Pan American Airways (Pan Am) promotional 35 mm color slides from Howard V. Norton, a Pan Am Sales Representative in Washington, D.C., from 1942-1965 where his duties included promoting Pan Am to travel agents and organizing round the world tour groups. Collection also includes an oversized print of Pan American International Airport in Miami, Florida, taken in 1930.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 59 color slides used in Pan American Airways (Pan Am) promotional presentations, and one 16 x 20 inch black and white aerial photograph of Pan American International Airport in Miami, Florida taken in 1930. The slides include Pan Am route maps and in-flight, group, and interior views of Pan Am aircraft including Curtiss C-46, Douglas DC-4, Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas, and Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser airliners. Specific themed groups promote tourist travel via Pan Am to the Caribbean (Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jamaica) circa 1946-1950 (22 slides in Pan Am mounts), travel on the Stratocruiser circa 1949-1955, and tourist travel to England (UK) in the same period. The collection also includes three color slides of photographs taken by Howard V. Norton of various travel groups posed with Pan Am Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas airliners (circa 1956-1965).

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by content type. Oversized photograph and slides are housed and stored separately. Slides are grouped by thematic content.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan Am was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also established "firsts" in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing Model 747s in regular scheduled services. Howard V. Norton was a Pan Am Sales Representative in Washington, D.C. from 1942-1965 where his duties included promoting Pan Am to travel agents and organizing round the world tour groups.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2017. Revised and digital assets attached by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd, 2009; revised Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2020
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Robert H. Norton, Gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0013

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Photographic Collection, Accession 2009-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Aeronautics -- Flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tourism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bahamas Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuba Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dominican Republic Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haiti Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United Kingdom -- England Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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