Everything Pan Am: The Virtual Museum

Everything Pan Am: The Virtual Museum EverythingPanAm.com is a website honoring the history of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) through photographs, documents, advertisements, artifacts and personal recollections.

The Pan Am DC-6Below an artist rendition of a Pan Am DC 6 from an in-flight information kit circa 1955.  Pan Am had a fl...
09/13/2020

The Pan Am DC-6

Below an artist rendition of a Pan Am DC 6 from an in-flight information kit circa 1955. Pan Am had a fleet of 50 DC-6 (5: DC-6A and 45: DC-6B). They first joined the Clipper fleet in February of 1952 and continued flying into the late 1960s with final duties in Vietnam taking American and Australian troops on R&R (Rest & Recuperation) flights throughout S.E. Asia.

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When elephants fly......Below a Pan Am Clipper Cargo French language ad from the 1950s.  It says "Practically Everything...
09/12/2020

When elephants fly......

Below a Pan Am Clipper Cargo French language ad from the 1950s. It says "Practically Everything No Matter Where No Matter When." It would have been used in France as well as Francophone Africa and the Caribbean.

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Everything Pan Am: The Virtual Museum's cover photo
09/12/2020

Everything Pan Am: The Virtual Museum's cover photo

Makes you glad there's a 3 letter code.......Below a Pan Am passenger luggage tag for Tegucigalpa, Honduras from the 195...
09/06/2020

Makes you glad there's a 3 letter code.......

Below a Pan Am passenger luggage tag for Tegucigalpa, Honduras from the 1950s. During that time all luggage was sorted by hand so Pan Am used, colors, shapes and designs to queue baggage handlers and reduce misdirected luggage.

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"We're Flying Better Than Ever"Celebrating fifty years (1970 - 2020) of commercial service of the Boeing 747 with a Pan ...
09/06/2020

"We're Flying Better Than Ever"

Celebrating fifty years (1970 - 2020) of commercial service of the Boeing 747 with a Pan Am Clipper Class (Business Class) ad from 1991 promoting space, comfort and cuisine.

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Smallest of the Express Fleet.....Below is a scale model of the Jetstream 32 from the EverythingPanAm.com collection.  T...
09/06/2020

Smallest of the Express Fleet.....

Below is a scale model of the Jetstream 32 from the EverythingPanAm.com collection. This aircraft was the last to join the Pan Am Express fleet. Based in Miami the fleet of 10 Jetstreams was used within Florida and to close by Bahamian Islands of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay.

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Pan Am route map to Colombia and Ecuador circa 1949The below map from the December 1949 Pan Am System Timetable shows th...
09/06/2020

Pan Am route map to Colombia and Ecuador circa 1949

The below map from the December 1949 Pan Am System Timetable shows the routes of Pan Am and associated companies, Panagra and Avianca around Colombia and Ecuador. Avianca is still flying though all the other airlines are gone.

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Baltimore via flight 216......Below a Pan Am passenger luggage tag from the 1960s.  Occasionally, Pan Am would pre-print...
09/05/2020

Baltimore via flight 216......

Below a Pan Am passenger luggage tag from the 1960s. Occasionally, Pan Am would pre-print flight numbers on destination tags. This could be because there was only one flight to that destination or because there were multiple flights and pre-printed flight numbers made it easier for the bag room to read the flight number and ensure the bags traveled on the same flight as the passenger.

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Manhattan or Martini?Pan American Airways (PAA)  branded martini glasses circa 1949 from the EverythingPanAm collection....
09/05/2020

Manhattan or Martini?

Pan American Airways (PAA) branded martini glasses circa 1949 from the EverythingPanAm collection.

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Jumbo Jet Engine........Celebrating the 50th Anniversary (1970 - 2020) of commercial service with the Boeing 747 with a ...
09/05/2020

Jumbo Jet Engine........

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary (1970 - 2020) of commercial service with the Boeing 747 with a unique photo of a Pan Am 747 Pratt & Whitney "JT9D" engine from the cover of the Sunday Miami Herald Magazine.

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Round the world circa 1960The below round-the-world schedule is from the June 1960 Pan Am System Timetable and shows bot...
09/04/2020

Round the world circa 1960

The below round-the-world schedule is from the June 1960 Pan Am System Timetable and shows both Westbound and Eastbound schedules.

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1936 "China Clipper" DepictionThe below graphic appeared in the April 1936 issue of Fortune Magazine and depicts a Marti...
09/04/2020

1936 "China Clipper" Depiction

The below graphic appeared in the April 1936 issue of Fortune Magazine and depicts a Martin M-130 flying boat departing Dinner Key, Miami. The graphic was part of a story on Pan Am and the company's flying boat operations.

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The 727 fleet........Below the EverythingPanAm.com Boeing 727 model fleet.  Shown are a combination of different sizes, ...
09/04/2020

The 727 fleet........

Below the EverythingPanAm.com Boeing 727 model fleet. Shown are a combination of different sizes, livries and aircraft types, (727-100 and 727-200) manufactured by Aeromini, Dragon Wings, Gemini Jets, Schabak and others.

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Pan Am Atlantic luggage stickerBelow, a Pan Am Atlantic Division luggage sticker circa 1940.  This sticker would have be...
09/04/2020

Pan Am Atlantic luggage sticker

Below, a Pan Am Atlantic Division luggage sticker circa 1940. This sticker would have been offered to passenger flying with Pan Am to Ireland, and Portugal (both neutral counties during WWII).

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Wings across the Americas.....Below: Ground Agent Wings worn from 1930 to 1944, ("Passenger Traffic" was the Pan Am nome...
09/02/2020

Wings across the Americas.....

Below: Ground Agent Wings worn from 1930 to 1944, ("Passenger Traffic" was the Pan Am nomenclature).

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That's a wrap!1960s / 1970s Pan Am passenger luggage tape.  The tape was used at airport check-in counters on boxes and ...
09/02/2020

That's a wrap!

1960s / 1970s Pan Am passenger luggage tape. The tape was used at airport check-in counters on boxes and other unusual pieces of luggage that might not be suitable for a standard luggage tag. From top to bottom (yellow = Casablanca / Red = San Francisco / Orange = Washington, DC Dulles Airport).

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Pan Am's New York! (circa 1950)Artist's rendition of the New York skyline from a Pan Am brochure promoting travel the Un...
09/02/2020

Pan Am's New York! (circa 1950)

Artist's rendition of the New York skyline from a Pan Am brochure promoting travel the United States from Europe.

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Pan Am routes in the United StatesFrom it's founding in 1927 until 1980 Pan Am had virtually no domestic routes within t...
09/02/2020

Pan Am routes in the United States

From it's founding in 1927 until 1980 Pan Am had virtually no domestic routes within the Continental United States due to Federal Government Control of route autorities (government permission to operate a route). In 1979 President Carter signed the Deregulation Act and in 1980 Pan Am Mergerd (acquired) National Airlines. The National routes and aircarft were redistributed within a few years to feed Pan Am's International flights out of New York, Miami and the West Coast. Below is the Pan Am Domestic route map from December of 1985.

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Gold for First Class.....Below a Pan Am First Class baggage tag from 1980.  This tag was placed on First Class passenger...
09/01/2020

Gold for First Class.....

Below a Pan Am First Class baggage tag from 1980. This tag was placed on First Class passenger luggage at check-in to identify it to the ramp to load it on the flight last and remove it first at the destination.

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Clipper In-flight Magazine cover from Deember of 1985.To see more Pan Am images and artifacts visit the virtual museum a...
09/01/2020

Clipper In-flight Magazine cover from Deember of 1985.

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"Don't leave home without it"With Pan Am's brand prominence in the 1960s many companies looked to jointly advertise.  A ...
09/01/2020

"Don't leave home without it"

With Pan Am's brand prominence in the 1960s many companies looked to jointly advertise. A natural fit for Pan Am was with American Express. Credit Cards were still quite new and this advertisement from January of 1965 informed users of deferred payment options.

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Pan Am Economy seats in the 1980s.In 1985 Pan Am began to "refresh" cabin interiors starting with First and Business Cla...
09/01/2020

Pan Am Economy seats in the 1980s.

In 1985 Pan Am began to "refresh" cabin interiors starting with First and Business Class. Once the premium cabins were completed Pan Am proceeded with Economy cabins. The WorldPass Frequent Flyer advertisement below shows the fabric used in Economy. There was also a slightly ligher blue version. Generally, each aircraft had half the seats in the dark blue and half in the lighter blue.

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Twice the 747s from Washington DC!Celebrating the 50th Anniversary (1970 - 2020) of commercial service with the Boeing 7...
08/31/2020

Twice the 747s from Washington DC!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary (1970 - 2020) of commercial service with the Boeing 747 with a Pan Am advertisement from 1978 promoting 2 daily 747 departures from Washington, Dulles Airport.

For many years Washington DC was an important station for Pan Am fying US State Department personell around the world and bringing foreign diplomats to Washington, D.C. Pan Am's presence in the Washington market would expand exponentially in 1980 when it merged with National Airlines and began operating flights from Washington, National Airport in addition to Dulles.

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Tall Tail circa 1955Below an artist rendition of a Pan Am DC-7 B from 1955.  Pan Am  operated 7 of this type with extra ...
08/31/2020

Tall Tail circa 1955

Below an artist rendition of a Pan Am DC-7 B from 1955. Pan Am operated 7 of this type with extra fuel tanks in the wings allowing the aircraft to occasionally make the westbound Atlantic crossing nonstop. In April of 1956 the DC-7C joined the fleet and consistantly made the westbound Atlantic crossing. Pan Am acquired a total of twenty six of the DC-7C. When the Boeing 707 jets joined the fleet in the Fall of 1958 Pan Am began to sell the DC-7 fleet to other airlines.

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Pan Am blue.....Below a Pan Am "jet" advertisement from the June 1960 Pan Am timetable.  As the first US airline to oper...
08/31/2020

Pan Am blue.....

Below a Pan Am "jet" advertisement from the June 1960 Pan Am timetable. As the first US airline to operate jets Pan Am looked to promote this newer, faster technology around the world.

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Pan Am Express in Europe 1989Below is the Pan Am Express European  route map from May 1989.  For many years Pan Am opera...
08/31/2020

Pan Am Express in Europe 1989

Below is the Pan Am Express European route map from May 1989. For many years Pan Am operated an extensive network of flights from Berlin to key German Cities (Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart) as a result of Russia not permitting Lufthansa to serve the divided City after World War II. This restriction would end with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and reunification of Germany in late 1989. In addition to the "trunk" routes within Germany Pan Am Express began operating ATR-42 aircraft to the destination shown below in the late 1980s. The Pan Am internal German routes would be sold to Lufthansa prior to Pan Am shutting down in December of 1991.

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Pan Am's World for only $5.....Below a Pan Am advertisement from December 1985 in the in-flight "Clipper" Magazine selli...
08/31/2020

Pan Am's World for only $5.....

Below a Pan Am advertisement from December 1985 in the in-flight "Clipper" Magazine selling Pan Am's worldwide destination calendar for 1986.

Pan Am began producing destination calendars in the 1940s as give-a-ways to Travel Agents and key customers. The tradition continued until the company shut down in 1991. In the 1970s Pan Am also began to sell the calendars to employees. In the 1980s Pan Am began to make the calendars available for sale to passengers.

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747 big......in GermanCelebrating 50 years (1970 to 2020) of commercial service of the Boeing 747 with a Pan Am German l...
08/30/2020

747 big......in German

Celebrating 50 years (1970 to 2020) of commercial service of the Boeing 747 with a Pan Am German language ad from 1970. As launch customer for the 747 Pan Am worked hard to create curiosity about the size of the aircraft. This ad is a close translation of its English counter part, welcoming the passenger to First Class and then following up with "Correction, Economy Class" to emphasize the spaciousness of the new 747.

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Big Orange......aka Miami Baggage TagBelow a Pan Am passenger luggage tag from the late 1950s - early 1960s.  Through th...
08/30/2020

Big Orange......aka Miami Baggage Tag

Below a Pan Am passenger luggage tag from the late 1950s - early 1960s. Through the years Pan Am had consistent colors for certain key cities. Red for London, blue for New York and Orange for Miami.

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In-flight Duty Free....This advertisement from the May 1989 Clipper In-flight Magazine shows a sampling of the merchandi...
08/30/2020

In-flight Duty Free....

This advertisement from the May 1989 Clipper In-flight Magazine shows a sampling of the merchandise available on Pan Am long haul international flights to Europe and South America. Flight Attendants took orders in First Class after the meal service and delivered the items directly to passengers seats. For Clipper (Business) Class and Economy carts were used to sell merchandise to passengers after the meal service and before the in-flight movie was started.

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Flight Bag Hawaiian style......Artist rendition of the ubiquitous Pan Am flight bag from the late 1950s.  This represent...
08/30/2020

Flight Bag Hawaiian style......

Artist rendition of the ubiquitous Pan Am flight bag from the late 1950s. This representation of the logo where the "Pan Am" windswept font exceed to parameters of the globe was used from 1957 through 1960 and then the company standardized use of the logo so the letters always appeared inside the globe.

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Cash On Delivery?Hard to imagine but back in the day Pan Am had a "cash on delivery" arrangement with certain freight fo...
08/29/2020

Cash On Delivery?

Hard to imagine but back in the day Pan Am had a "cash on delivery" arrangement with certain freight forwarders. Below is a "COD" label from the 1950s that was affixed to cargo to ensure payment when the freight was picked up at its final destination.

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Post War Clippers to Europe.....Below is a 1946 Pan Am travel brochure cover promoting Europe.  The artist depicts a Loc...
08/29/2020

Post War Clippers to Europe.....

Below is a 1946 Pan Am travel brochure cover promoting Europe. The artist depicts a Lockheed Constelation high above Europe. The advertising slogan "System of the Flying Clippers" was introduced after World War II and was replaced in the 1950s with the slogan "World's Most Experienced Airline."

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Many moving parts.....Artist rendition of two Pan Am  mechanics working on Boeing 707  Pratt & Whitney JT3D engine.  Whi...
08/29/2020

Many moving parts.....

Artist rendition of two Pan Am mechanics working on Boeing 707 Pratt & Whitney JT3D engine. While jet engines were more complex to maintain they could fly more hours between maintenance inspections.

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Orient bound......1940s Pan Am luggage label.  This luggage label was given to passengers as a trip momento.  Placing st...
08/28/2020

Orient bound......

1940s Pan Am luggage label. This luggage label was given to passengers as a trip momento. Placing stickers on luggage to show were people had traveled was popular in that era and Pan Am offered these luggage stickers to multiple destinations, Hawaii, Australia, etc.

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