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American Airlines Route Map [1959]

1959 American Airlines Route Map Details

I picked this up because I love airplanes, especially what is called “1st Generation Jet Airliners” like the Boeing 707.

1959 American Airlines Route Map Details

This route map was printed in October 1959, when American Airlines was using the 707 and the Lockheed L-118 Electra.

Boeing : 707

Boeing 707

Boeing : 707

American Airlines 707 at LAX

Lockheed : L-188 : Electra

Lockheed L-188 Electra

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Stewardesses and admirers near a L-118 Electra

Lockheed : L-188 : Electra

Lockheed L-188 Electra

Look closely on the map below and you’ll see that Havana Cuba was still part of the flight routes out of the US:

1959 American Airlines Route Map Details

Flights to Mexico were not nearly as comprehensive as they are today:

1959 American Airlines Route Map Details

And JFK airport in New York was still called Idlewild!

1959 American Airlines Route Map Details

 

Fifties Fashion

A fashion model standing against tree trunk poses for a photo

Courtesy of the Florid State Archives come these stylish shots of models taken in 1958 and 1959. Gloves and pencil-thin cuts were the thing of the day! There is something timeless about this look.

Elnita modeling fashion in the Ancient Spanish Monastery: North Miami Beach, Florida

A fashion model in dress poses by column at Ancient Spanish Monastery: North Miami Beach, Florida

Station Wagons!

1959 Chevy Wagon Postcard

Love these litho promo postcards. The one above is a 1959 Chevrolet Nomad, while the one below is a 1960.

1960 Chevy Wagon Postcard

The Nomad was top of the line, an Impala wagon with even more trim and extras than any other.  Chrome trim around the windows is the giveaway.  In fact, the Nomad was more expensive than the Impala convertible!

There aren’t many left today.

Phone Moments with Betty and Marge

“The celery just adds a certain special touch to my Jell-O salads.”

“Oh Betty, that’s so true.  Can I tell you a secret?  My cookies have bourbon in them…”

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