Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sepia Saturday #121 - Flight from Coffeyville?

I didn't have any idea what I was going to use for this week's theme at Sepia Saturday "Flight".  As far as I know no one in my family ever had any aviation history, no war time aviators, no pilots, no stewardesses, no airplane stories gone bad.  However, I do have this one orphan picture I picked up somewhere that I can share.  It shows five people, three men and two women in front of a small plane.  There is no identification of the people or location and if I had to guess I would date it to be in the 1940 - 50's.  It appears to say on the plane perhaps, "Coffeyville Airways Corp or Co."  There is a Coffeyville, Kansas Municipal Airport so perhaps it is from this area.  Wherever it was these people look happy to and ready to fly!

Please soar on over to Sepia Saturday and check out the other great "Flight" stories from this week!


  1. They certainly do look happy and I love their travellling outfits; a mix of casual, smart and odd! I guess the ladies’ headscarves were because it would be a wee bit windy.

  2. I hope the man on the left extinguished that cigarette before he boarded the plane.

    1. This is a wonderful photo! Love the guy's camera, ready to take some Ariel shots. I hope their trip was a fun as they expected.

      Kathy M.

  3. Oooh -- I think those women put the "bell" in bell-bottoms!

  4. What a happy bunch...ready to hit the lovely skies!

  5. Sometimes those little feeder flights can be nerve wrecking. Every little bump becomes amplified. Let's hope they were all smiling when they got off.

  6. I used to have a camera bag like that but much later than the 50s. They are obviously enjoying their day out.


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