Why is the smiling Pan American Airways flight attendant holding a box of baby chicks, and why have the chicks been dyed in festive colors? Presumably, it was for an Easter-themed photo shoot, but it’s a shame that we don’t know the story behind this Rudy Arnold photograph from the 1950s. Still, It’s a nice image from the Museum’s Archives Division’s Rudy Arnold Collection, and who doesn’t like baby chick shots at this time of year? We’ve posted examples from the Arnold Collection before; always pleased to have an excuse to post another.
Allan Janus is a museum specialist in the Archives Division of the National Air and Space Museum.