Month: July 2014

Airline Memories #2: Braniff International Collection Catalog

Airline Memories #2: Braniff International Collection Catalog

Ephemera
In Airline Memories, I share aviation items and curiosities from the long history of commercial flight. You’ll see everything from ephemera to souvenirs and other branded items from various U.S. airlines. If you have a request or anything else to share, leave a comment or contact me directly. Starting in the late 1960s, the late Braniff International Airways had a well-earned reputation for being one of the more colorful passenger carriers around. I think that's well represented in pages of Braniff's in-house product catalog, the Braniff International Collection. Here is the cover to one of those great catalogs, and one of the merchandise pages. Based on the products shown here, I'd peg this for some time in the late 1970s, possibly early '80s. Of particular interest to me is
Say Hello to the World Football League

Say Hello to the World Football League

Ephemera, Sports
I know you've missed my regular blog updates over the last month, but my absence is not without purpose. You see, I've been hard at work filling out my latest site project, The Press Room. And I have an exciting update to share, at least for football nerds. I now have as part of the Press Room a host or programs and media guides for the short-lived World Football League (WFL). The WFL lasted just short of two full seasons, starting play in 1974 and pulling the plug in October 1975. The history of the WFL is an interesting one, but that's for other sites - like Fun While It Lasted - to handle. What I'm really interested in are the really cool programs the league produced. And while they had their share of duds, there were some real winners too. Here are just a few (click on a program ...