Transcontinental and Western Air

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Photographs

Photograph with view of the terminal building at Municipal Airport, looking toward the southeast with the Kansas City skyline in the background. There are TWA airplanes on the ground and the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. (TWA) airport hanger building is in view.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying south over downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest with the Commerce Building at the northwest corner of Walnut Street and 10th Street (white building, right-foreground).

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Advertisements

Advertisement for the Transcontinental & Western Air coast to coast route called "The Lindbergh Line". The route took 48 hours to get from New York City to Los Angeles and used railroads at night and air travel by day.

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Photographs

Photograph of three Douglas DC-2 airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. airplane hangar at the Municipal Airport. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Hannibal Bridge and downtown Kansas City in the background.

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Correspondence

Form letter from Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. President Richard W. Robbins to his employees in which he announces that all personnel will be furloughed in ten days.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.

Ruth Kathryn Rhodes
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Photographs

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employee Ruth Kathryn Rhodes, who was appointed first chief hostess in December 1935.

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Photographs

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employees loading air mail into a Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor airplane, NC9606, at Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of the DC-1-109 airplane, R223Y, owned by Transcontinental & Western Air parked by the hanger at the Municipal Airport. This airplane was the prototype for the Douglas DC-2. The fuselage shows "Transcontinental Record, Los Angeles - New York, 11 HR. 5 MIN. Apr. 30, 1935."

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