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Catalog Number 2015.001.01875.1
Title Inside the Passenger Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 1961
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date 1961
Description Inside the Passenger Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 1961. Black and white negative of the passenger terminal at San Francisco Internatinal Airport (SFO). The photograph was taken from above and looks out over the ticket counters of SFO. On the left side of the image is a row of ticket counters with ticket agents helping passengers waiting in line. On the right side of the image is another row of ticket counters for: United Airlines, Western Airlines (with Salt Lake City, Denver, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle listed as destinations), British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (Qantas), and Trans World Airlines (TWA). In the middle are passengers walking or talking in groups. In the background is a restaurant lounge with a neon sign for cocktails. An air trip insurance kiosk and a newsstand appear on the left side of the image with people browsing or waiting in line. Part of series 1875.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Unincorporated San Mateo County, CA
Subjects Air travel
Airline industry
Airports
Passengers
Search Terms Airlines
Airlines - Western Airlines
Airplanes
Airports
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
Qantas
San Francisco International Airport
SFO Airport
Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Travel
United Airlines
Western Airlines
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