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Airlines and Airliners ... Vintage Postcard Collection

Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 at Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, Florida

Commercial aviation has been a popular subject of picture postcards for decades, showing us how airlines, airports, airliners and passengers looked at differing points in time. While photographs depict more exact realism, postcards bring back images many forgotten aspects of the aviation industry.

Postcards are an important medium in telling stories of the past. They are historical masterpieces, showing life at points in time.

Shown on these pages are but a small sampling of the thousands of historic picture postcards that have been printed and distributed over the decades.

Included are postcards of airlines that still exist, such as American, Delta and United.

And we have images of airliners from airlines that have been engulfed in takeovers, and victims of bankruptcy anc changing times: Braniff International, Northeast Airlines, Pan American World Airways, Trans Texas Airways, and Ozark Airlines, among others.

And be sure to view our Collection of Vintage Postcards of U.S. Airports

Enjoy our airplanes of the past ... presented in historic, vintage picture postcards!

American Airlines

American Airlines DC-3 Flagship
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship at Port Columbus Ohio
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship at Port Columbus Ohio
American Airlines Convair Flagship Boston
American Airlines Convair Flagship Boston
American Airlines Lockheed Electra
American Airlines Lockheed Electra
Welcome Aboard Your American Flagship - Souvenir Booklet About American's New Jet Fleet
Welcome Aboard Your American Flagship - Souvenir Booklet About American's New Jet Fleet

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines Air Freighter
Delta Air Lines Air Freighter
Delta Air Lines Convair Airliner
Delta Air Lines Convair Airliner
Delta Air Lines - One of America's Pioneer Scheduled Airlines
Delta Air Lines - One of America's Pioneer Scheduled Airlines
Delta Air Lines DC-7 Airliner
Delta Air Lines DC-7 Airliner

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 - famed for its record of dependable service
Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 - famed for its record of dependable service
Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 at Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, Florida
Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 at Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, Florida
Eastern Airlines Martin 404 airliner
Eastern Airlines Martin 404 airliner
Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-7B
Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-7B

National Airlines

National Airlines DC-7
National Airlines DC-7
National Airlines Lockheed Electra
National Airlines Lockheed Electra

Northwest Orient Airlines

Northwest Orient Airlines Stratocruiser ... Finest ... Fastest
Northwest Orient Airlines

Pan American Airways

Pan American Airways Douglas DC-3
Pan American World Airways
Pan American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida
Pan American World Airways
Pan American Airways Terminal, Brownsville, Texas
Pan American World Airways
Pan American Airways Airliner
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways ... Preview of Tomorrow's Flying Clippers
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways Constellation
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways Boeing 747
Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways Terminal at JFK Airport, New York
Pan American World Airways Terminal at JFK Airport, New York

Trans World Airlines (TWA)

Trans World Airlines Douglas DC-3 at County Airport between McKeesport and Pittburgh, PA
Trans World Airlines Douglas DC-3 at County Airport between McKeesport and Pittburgh, PA
Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines Douglas DC-3
Trans World Airlines Constellation in Flight
Trans World Airlines Constellation in Flight
Trans World Airlines Super-G Constellation
Trans World Airlines Super-G Constellation
Trans World Airlines Constellation
Trans World Airlines Constellation
Trans World Airlines Constellation
Trans World Airlines Constellation

United Airlines

United Air Lines N37559 departing passengers
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United Air Lines Douglas DC-7 Mainliner N6302C
United Air Lines Douglas DC-7 N6302C
United Air Lines ... boarding passengers on the tarmac
United Air Lines ... boarding passengers on the tarmac

Braniff, Northeast, Southern, Ozark and Trans Texas Airlines

Braniff International Airways
Planes of the Past
Trans Texas Airways DC-3
Planes of the Past