Skybound Shotgun? Somewhere, USA, 1957
A poodle-permed mother and her proud little pilot pose for a pre-flight portrait. I guess that would be an airportrait! Behind them a fence with windows reveals the most magnificent passenger flying machine of its day, the TWA Constellation. Pictured with them is a cartoon-y telescope-for-hire and a woman toting a basket and sporting a thick coat of grey wool. But she’s not the only one with a basket purse.
Mother also carries woven wicker. She pairs it with a travel-smart, box-cut suit. The khaki colored creation is finished with patch pockets and mock cuffs on three-quarter sleeves over a bow-tied blouse tucked into a side-slit, slim midi. The little pilot is a perfect gentleman in his timeless classic navy blazer, red vest, bolo tie and kid-sized captains hat. Between them sits their belongings – a camera case, hatbox and a pearly white shotgun.
Is the little pilot planning on checking that stylish shotgun or carrying it on?
Here’s to easy-breezy air travel and YOU!