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Object Name: Flight bag
Date: 1950-1975
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Medium: Plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 8 7/8 x 14 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 22.5 x 36.2 x 19 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Newburgh
Description: Red plastic TWA flight bag with two handles, id tag slot and one pocket; zipper closure across the top; white plastic piping along the edges; "TWA" logo of two intersecting globes printed on each side.
Credit Line: Anonymous Gift
Object Number: 2000.61
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Marks: printed: on two sides of the bag: "TWA" printed: on a tag sewn into the interior of the bag: "Product of/ BEARSE MANUFACTURERS/ Newburgh NY"

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The donor collected this bag and other related airline materials at garage sales, flea markets, and collectibles shops in the New Jersey area. New York has been a major hub for the air travel since the early twentieth century. Trans World Airlines was organized here in 1928 and headquatered here until 1988.