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Commercial Airports Vintage Postcard Collection

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

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.

We explore on this page airports from around the country as they existed in the 1940s and 1950s, before the age of mega-airports.

Also 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. View Vintage Postcards of Airlines

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

Airport Scenes from Major Airports

We are presenting on this website airport selections from the Planes of the Past Collection.

Our current exhibits include these large airports: DCA | MIA | TPA | TUS | PHX | LAX | LOV | SFO | SEA

Other Airport Scenes from Around the U.S. in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s

Municipal Airport, Dothan, Alabama
Municipal Airport, Dothan, Alabama
Mobile Municipal Airport, Bates Field, Alabama
Mobile Municipal Airport, Bates Field, Alabama
New Municipal Airport, Omaha, Nebraska
New Municipal Airport, Omaha, Nebraska
Des Moines Iowa Municipal Airport
Des Moines Iowa Municipal Airport
Martha's Vineyard Airport, MA
Martha's Vineyard Airport, MA
Peter O. Knight Airport, Tampa, Florida
Peter O. Knight Airport, Tampa, Florida
Cleveland, Ohio, Municipal Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, Municipal Airport
Vero Beach, Florida, Airport
Vero Beach, Florida, Airport
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, FL
Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, FL
Port Columbus, Ohio
Port Columbus, Ohio
LaGuardia Field, New York
LaGuardia Field, New York
LaGuardia Field, New York
LaGuardia Field, New York
LaGuardia Field, New York
LaGuardia Field, New York
Pan Am Terminal, Miami, Florida
Pan Am Terminal, Miami, Florida
Pan Am Terminal, Brownsville, Texas
Pan Am Terminal, Brownsville, Texas
Pan Am Terminal, Brownsville, Texas
Pan Am Terminal, Brownsville, Texas
County Airport between McKeesport and Pittsburgh, PA
County Airport between McKeesport and Pittsburgh, PA
Birmingham Municipal Airport, Alabama
Birmingham Municipal Airport, Alabama
Line up of DC-3 airliners at LaGuardia Field, New York Municipal Airport
Line up of DC-3 airliners at LaGuardia Field, New York Municipal Airport
Municipal Airport, Kansas City, Missouri
vintage postcard showing DC-3 airliner parked in front of Municipal Airport, Kansas City, Missouri
Municipal Airport in Portland, Maine
Vintage postcard showing DC-3 airliner parked in front of Municipal Airport in Portland, Maine
DC-3 airliner parked in front of Muny Airport, Omaha, Nebraska
DC-3 airliner parked in front of Muny Airport, Omaha, Nebraska
Greater Pittsburgh Airport, circa 1950s
Greater Pittsburgh Airport, circa 1950s
Municipal Airport in Wichita, Kansas
Municipal Airport in Wichita, Kansas, circa 1930s
Los Angeles "Jet Age" Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles "Jet Age" Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1960s
Pan American World Airways Terminal at JFK Airport, New York
Pan American World Airways Terminal at JFK Airport, New York