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Northwest Airlines Anniversary | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Northwest Airlines Anniversary

Northwest Airlines Anniversary | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Northwest Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of its around-the-globe service to the Orient at Minneapolis Airport in 1997.  For this event the airline displayed a DC-4, the aircraft that originally flew the Orient route, and a 747, the plane that flew the route in 1997.  Ironically, as indicated by the name on the airline hangar, Northwest no longer used the Northwest Orient Airlines name. The Douglas DC-4 was a larger version of the DC-3 that was successful as a commercial airplane and as the C-54 transport during World War II and the Berlin Airlift.  The 747 series, which was introduced by Boeing in 1970, was then the world's largest passenger airplane.   The promotional campaign for this anniversary was submitted in an award competition of the Public Relations Society of America.  The PRSA records are available for research at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
DESCRIPTION
Northwest Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of its around-the-globe service to the Orient at Minneapolis Airport in 1997. For this event the airline displayed a DC-4, the aircraft that originally flew the Orient route, and a 747, the plane that flew the route in 1997. Ironically, as indicated by the name on the airline hangar, Northwest no longer used the Northwest Orient Airlines name. The Douglas DC-4 was a larger version of the DC-3 that was successful as a commercial airplane and as the C-54 transport during World War II and the Berlin Airlift. The 747 series, which was introduced by Boeing in 1970, was then the world's largest passenger airplane. The promotional campaign for this anniversary was submitted in an award competition of the Public Relations Society of America. The PRSA records are available for research at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11318
Creation Date: July 15 1997
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Minneapolis
County:
State:Minnesota
Collection Name:Public Relations Society of America : Public Relations Society of America records, 1938-2013
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, color
Original Format Number:M95-218 Box 4
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 6.25 inches
SUBJECTS
Anniversaries
Crowds
Outdoor photography
Airplanes
Airports
Travel
Signs and symbols

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