Pan Am Flight Bag

Pan Am Flight Bag

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Description
Small, tapered rectangular, zip-top bag with rounded top corners and two strap handles on four metal button feet; made of heavyweight blue nylon fabric machine stitched with white piping and printed "PAA / PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS" in white on both sides. Zipper closes with a ring pull on short chain. Owner's name and address written in black marker on bottom outside. Maker's tag and bobby pin inside bag.
In-flight bag used by donor when immigrating from Korea to be adopted in the United States in 1956.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bag
Date made
1956
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maker
Natco Products Corporation
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
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United States: Rhode Island, Providence
place issued
Korea
associated place
United States: Oregon, Brownsville
Physical Description
nylon (overall material)
plastic (piping, lining material)
metal, yellow (zipper material)
metal (feet material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 11 in x 4 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 27.94 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
2003.0262.01
catalog number
2003.0262.01
accession number
2003.0262
Credit Line
L. Susan (Soon-keum) Cox
subject
Adoption
Air Travel
Children
Family
Immigrants
Immigration
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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