From the excellent San Francisco Airport Aviation Museum and Library comes this neat 2013 exhibition catalogue.
It serves as an insight to how an assemblage of aviation ephemera and collectables can pull together a good story of a now vanished age, with echoes of some elements of today’s airline experience, but many more differences. The well presented subject is the brief, late 1930s, era of the Pan Am China Clippers.
From hats, to china, to souvenirs, to models, post and the tools of the trade. A private collector can, with time, effort and care, put together a similar collection on similar topics, something I hope we’ll be able to return to another time.
James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.