Monday, December 06, 2021

A Little Boy and His Wings

An August 1958 view of two little boys in front of the red Horseless Carriage. At first, my intention of zooming in on the little boys was to see the camera (note the Carriage driver in the background):

But then I noticed the pin the little boy had attached to his shirt:

Perhaps a souvenir from his trip on a plane? I remember when the airlines used to give these out to the tots. Any other guesses?

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Fifthrider said...

Both boys are wearing TWA wings. As a kid I used to collect some, mostly United and AA. They're in a box somewhere. Those wings were before my time, but they're TWA alright. The circle above is probably a star, the circle below is probably the earth, wings on either side. I just did a quick google and found too many variations to be sure. They're a dead ringer for wings TWA made in the 60's but I'm not sure how they'd be around in 1958 so I'm probably wrong.

Stu29573 said...

I actually have a set of TWA wings exactly like those. I can't tell you much about them, though, as I picked them up at a flea market years ago. I also have a pinback button from Spaceland, which was a very short-lived amusement park opened by Al Hodge (Captain Video) in 1958.

Stu29573 said...

Here's a post I did on it on my old blog. (My new blog is Stus Attic- shameless plug)

Fifthrider said...

Wow, Captain Video... That definitely predates me but is still known by reputation alone. I had no idea the star opened his own amusement park. I guess when they've relegated an actor to type casting you have to create a new income stream.