Pan Am 'The Jet Is Fairly Common'
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1965 Pan Am “The Jet is Fairly Common”
For much of the 20th century, Pan American Airways was the international air carrier, an innovative airline that was the first to fly worldwide routes, utilize jet aircraft, and upgrade to computerized reservation systems. From its humble beginnings in Florida in 1927 through to its dissolution in 1991, Pan Am captured the American imagination, and indeed, the imagination of early international travelers the world over.
This 1965 full-color advertisement perfectly conveys the glitz and glamor of an international Pan Am route, depicting a Boeing-made Pan Am jet airliner and emphasizing the importance of the airline in question, rather than the equipment being flown. Highly saturated, beautiful, and prominently including Pan Am’s iconic blue globe logo, the image is accompanied by text depicting statistics which, at the time, represented an airline on top of the world: 17 American departure points and 83 destinations around the world.
This particular ad from Ad Patina is custom framed in a 13” x 16” solid wood frame with a walnut painted finish. It features a custom-measured, hand-cut 4-ply border in a shade of white, complimenting all the ad tones. Every material used is acid-free and the glass is anti-reflective and offers UV-protection to keep this precious ad preserved no matter where you decide to hang it up. Speaking of which, hanging your newly purchased ad is a seamless task, as this particular frame comes with an additional hanging wire and felt pads for wall protection.
For watch lovers, Pan Am has a further important association — with the Rolex GMT- Master, a watch designed specially for its air crews. Watch lovers will appreciate that this ad is “double signed”: “Boeing,” the famous airplane manufacturer, is painted on the plane’s fuselage. The company’s products included the 707, which helped the “Jet Age” take off, and brought the possibility of international travel to millions of people around the world.
About our collaboration with Ad Patina
We're thrilled to be collaborating once again with our longtime friend Nick at Ad Patina to bring you a selection of the most-popular and hard to find original vintage magazine advertisements curated specifically for Analog:Shift!
Scouring the world for forgotten marketing treasures, Ad Patina's raison de être very much mimics our own — to hunt down these wonderful bits of history, preserve and restore them as needed, and share them with an enthusiastic community.
These documents of horological and advertising history have entered the collecting conversation as the ultimate accompanying accessory to go along with hobbies and passions. They have found themselves framed in homes and offices around the world.
Every one of these wonderful pieces is a genuine, vintage advertisement that has been professionally framed to ensure years of enjoyment to come — no reprints or reproductions here!
Much like a traditional piece of art — a painting or photograph — an original advertisement can be appreciated for its design as well as for its power to evoke nostalgia. Something vintage enthusiasts know all about!
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