Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#4: "Fruit?" "No. Alcohol, please." (Postcard Blogathon 2013)

Caption (on reverse): Meal service on the Convair 880M Jet Courier
Publisher: Japan Air Lines
Year: Not listed.
Used: No.

Comments: So, there's a lovely basket of fruit on top of the flight attendant's cart, but this well-manicured woman is going right for the hard liquor. So sad. ... Do you think this photo was staged by Japan Air Lines? Or did their photographer just take a bunch of shots during the flight, and this was the best postcard image he or she came up with? ... The Convair 880 was produced from 1959 to 1962 for a variety of airlines. Less than 10 of this model remain in the world today, and the only one that has been preserved is Elvis Presley's Lisa Marie (named for his daughter), at Graceland in Memphis. ... features another Japan Air Lines postcard, which shows the exterior of the CV-880M. ... Finally, I think this postcard would have been much more interesting if the flight attendant had been serving the gentleman in the back, instead of the woman. I want to know his story, and what he got.

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Papergreat's Chris Otto is spending June 5, 2013, blogging as many vintage postcards as possible. It's "The Fast and Furious" (and hopefully also "The Fun") for ephemera lovers and deltiologists. Read all of the posts starting here. (P.S.: Put put whatever you had for breakfast today in the comments section below.)

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