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Air Travel in the 1950s
Many refer to this as the Golden Age of Air Travel. Use the Advanced Search tool to find additional imagery.
DC-7 in Flight
BI23826 (dac3899)
DC-7 in Flight
The DC-7 airplane was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it...
DC-7 in Flight Above Farmland
BI2306 (a3635)
DC-7 in Flight Above Farmland
Douglas DC-7 (1953-1958): On May 18, 1953, Douglas introduced the DC-7, a larger and faster airliner...
DC-6 in Flight
BI224529 (dac3893)
DC-6 in Flight
The Douglas DC-6 was one of the first airplanes to fly a regularly scheduled around-the-world route....
Douglas Airview, DC-6 Standard Arrangement, 52 Passenger Dayplane - 26 Passenger Sleeper
BI224993 (sm1-0002)
Douglas Airview, DC-6 Standard Arrangement, 52 Passenger Dayplane - 26 Passenger Sleeper
The luxurious DC-6 interior was carefully styled and designed to provide the ultimate in passenger comfort...
DC-6 on Ground with Passengers
BI2216 (kdc6g112)
DC-6 on Ground with Passengers
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 on Ground with Passengers
BI2218 (kdc6g115)
DC-6 on Ground with Passengers
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 on Ground with People
BI2220 (kdc6g130)
DC-6 on Ground with People
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 on Ground with FireTruck
BI2222 (kdc6g134)
DC-6 on Ground with FireTruck
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 with Passengers
BI2224 (kdc6g19)
DC-6 with Passengers
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-4 with Crowd
BI2420 (lk1931)
DC-4 with Crowd
Douglas DC-4: With 24 firm commercial orders, production of the DC-4 began in the spring of 1939. But...
DC-4 with Passengers
BI2428 (lk1960)
DC-4 with Passengers
Douglas DC-4: With 24 firm commercial orders, production of the DC-4 began in the spring of 1939. But...
DC-4 in Flight Above Los Angeles
BI2436 (lk49125)
DC-4 in Flight Above Los Angeles
Douglas DC-4: With 24 firm commercial orders, production of the DC-4 began in the spring of 1939. But...
Shining the Ship
BI2438 (lk754)
Shining the Ship
Douglas DC-4: With 24 firm commercial orders, production of the DC-4 began in the spring of 1939. But...
DC-3 in Flight over Suburban Coastline
BI217214 (c373450)
DC-3 in Flight over Suburban Coastline
The DC-3 was not only comfortable and reliable, it also made air transportation profitable. American's...
Super DC-3 in Flight
BI221939 (910-3_9)
Super DC-3 in Flight
The DC-3 was not only comfortable and reliable, it also made air transportation profitable. American's...
Super DC-3 Landing
BI222047 (sm97-5-1_4)
Super DC-3 Landing
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible. The DC-3 was not only comfortable...
Executive DC-3 and Car in Santa Monica
BI21474 (681412)
Executive DC-3 and Car in Santa Monica
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
DC-3 Nose with Workers
BI21484 (kc47r11)
DC-3 Nose with Workers
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
Executive DC-3 Passenger Cabin
BI21486 (kdc3138)
Executive DC-3 Passenger Cabin
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
377 Stratocruiser in Flight Over Seattle
BI23732 (k794)
377 Stratocruiser in Flight Over Seattle
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the “First...
377 Stratocruiser with Engines Running
BI29914 (p7063)
377 Stratocruiser with Engines Running
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
Stewardesses Admiring the 377 Stratocruiser
BI29924 (p7141)
Stewardesses Admiring the 377 Stratocruiser
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
Model 377 Stratocruiser Flight Deck
BI228585 (p8620)
Model 377 Stratocruiser Flight Deck
The crew in the 377 control cabin had more space than they were used to. Designers arranged seating,...
377 Stratocruiser Cutaway Model
BI224589 (k15829)
377 Stratocruiser Cutaway Model
Designers of the 377 Stratocruiser built a roomy, air-controlled, aerodynamically advanced, and smooth-flying...
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
BI224319 (hs695c)
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
In the 377 Stratocruiser's main passenger cabin, 18 seats could be made up into nine lower double berths....
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
BI224587 (k15828)
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
The 377 Stratocruiser brought new standards of luxury and comfort to long-distance flights. Loose fabrics...
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
BI27270 (hs696c)
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
377 Stratocruiser Lower Deck Lounge
BI229881 (hs698c)
377 Stratocruiser Lower Deck Lounge
Spaciousness was one of the 377 Stratocruiser's most popular features. Its double-deck, inverted "figure-eight"...
377 Stratocruiser Berths and Berthable Seats
BI229871 (hs697c)
377 Stratocruiser Berths and Berthable Seats
Spaciousness was one of the 377 Stratocruiser's most popular features. Its double-deck, inverted "figure-eight"...
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
BI223105 (p8634)
377 Stratocruiser Passenger Cabin
The 377 Stratocruiser set a new standard for luxurious air travel with its tastefully decorated extra-wide...
377 Stratocruiser Sleeper Storage
BI217624 (p8127)
377 Stratocruiser Sleeper Storage
The 307 Stratocruiser set a new standard for luxurious air travel with its tastefully decorated extra-wide...
377 Stratocruiser Sleeping Berths
BI228583 (p8300)
377 Stratocruiser Sleeping Berths
As a sleeper aircraft, the Stratocruiser was equipped with 28 upper and lower bunk units.
Spiral Staircase in Lower Lounge of 377 Stratocruiser Looking Aft
BI29788 (110968b)
Spiral Staircase in Lower Lounge of 377 Stratocruiser Looking Aft
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
377 Stratocruiser Galley
BI222659 (p9577)
377 Stratocruiser Galley
The Stratocruiser set a new standard for luxurious air travel with its tastefully decorated extra-wide...
377 Stratocruiser Lower Lounge Staircase and Galley
BI222727 (hs709)
377 Stratocruiser Lower Lounge Staircase and Galley
The 377 Stratocruiser set a new standard for luxurious air travel with its tastefully decorated extra-wide...
377 Stratocruiser Wet Bar
BI29790 (110969b)
377 Stratocruiser Wet Bar
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
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