Citation
KLM

Material Information

Title:
KLM [handkerchief]
Creator:
Jaq. Ryske Inv. ( Designer )
Vliscofabrieken Helmond ( Maker )
Place of Publication:
Netherlands, Helmond
Creation Date:
1933 __1934
Materials:
cloth ( medium )
cotton ( medium )
Measurements:
14-7/8 in x 14-7/8 in
37.8 cm x 37.8 cm

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Textiles/Textile Design -- Advertising -- Aviation
Genre:
handkerchiefs ( aat )

Notes

Abstract:
Blue ink-dye transfer on a cotton handkerchief commemorating a KLM flight of a Fokker F-VII, H-NACC, 'Pelikaan' airplane beginning its journey on December 18-22, 1933 from the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam to the Tjililitan Airport, Batavia in the former Dutch Colony of the East Indies (now known as Jakarta, Indonesia) carring mail from The Netherlands. The flight lasted a record four days, four hours and forty minutes. The KLM Dutch carrier was one of the first to open service in 1929 between Amsterdam and Batavia, Indonesia. The service was flown in Dutch-built Fokker airplanes such as the single-engine F-VII. Typically, the trip took ten days to complete including fueling and night stops with a maximum of four passengers on board; image depicts an airplane flying en route over the East Dutch Indies enclosed within a square border consisting of inscriptions in Dutch.
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
TD1989.287.7 ( accession number )
Classification:
Textile