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Artist Alexander Calder was born #onthisday in 1898. In the early 1970s, Calder was commissioned to paint several aircraft operated by Braniff International Airways. One of Calder's contributions was "The Flying Colors of the United States," a livery to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial and designed for a Boeing 727. Do you have a favorite airline livery? Image: Braniff International Airways poster, c. 1976. Gift of the William Hough Collection. 2006.010.395 This image was posted on July 22, 2020.