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In the 1930s, Pan American Airways’ flying boats captured the imagination of a generation, as they dramatically reduced the amount of time it took to travel between continents. As instant icons of popular culture, Pan Am’s “Clipper” ships began appearing on all sorts of products and promotions. For example, this packaging for “China Clipper” sewing needles from the period has an illustration of a flying boat now added to the rail, steamer, and airship modes of transportation. Learn more about early transpacific aviation in "China Clipper" on display, pre-security, in the Aviation Museum. http://bit.ly/chinaclipper

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This image was posted on December 18, 2018.

This post mentions the following things involved with the SFO Museum collection:

airmail flight cover: Transpacific Air Mail, Suva (Fiji) - Los Angeles route
Image by SFO Museum.
Pan American Airways (1927 to 1991)
This airline was from the United States. It is related to Pan American World Airways (the company) .