Friday, May 19, 2017

Travel - a Social Event?







Slide 1 of 15: We sometimes fantasize about what it was like to fly in the mid-20th century. Back then, people dressed up for flights rather than reaching for yoga pants, there were no baggage fees, you didn’t have to remove your shoes for security, and you enjoyed a full meal (with drinks!) during the flight. There were, of course, not-so-great aspects to it too: Air travel was reserved for the wealthy because of the high costs, routes were limited, and smoking on board was allowed. <br><br>The job of flight attendant, then referred to as “air hostess” or “stewardess,” was one of the few professions open to women in the 1930s. Soon, it became almost exclusively for women. Flight attendants were always stylish—some even wore designer uniforms. However, most of the first flight attendants were hired for more than their looks: When commercial air travel began, airlines required stewardesses to be registered nurses. The profession is more inclusive now, with a variety of men and women hosting flights around the world.<br><br><br>Here, we’ve rounded up 14 photos of the real stars of plane travel back in the day.<br><br><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/13476480@N07/8685814284/in/photolist-eex4YG-a4DKUT-52guqN-awYWMH-8prFiQ-4zaYSR-fyTudt-iyfRQu-biAgs-8w24ba-6RxU3r-o88Wn-8fL2Py-p17Jmo-8w2496-8w56dq-dR8BcL-37FgYC-ag4QgS-ag25aF-8w23Ut-7n4a66-3wB7Tn-kiGAh6-8w564u-atVbex-8w56wm-5uZeaT-8w24dZ-nLSGH-8w56aU-atXQw1-oDWyF7-9mrboA-9mrbsW-9mo7R6-9mrbxh-6QjPR-8w56qu-fb3Dti-2phyiG-atXR5A-8w243M-6CzA24-9tddaZ-vM9PJ-inSv8-9tgbcf-aXEJpP-rwuj9M">Photo by manhhai/Flickr</a>Hello all! Just wanted to share with you some pictures and some interesting facts! Nowadays whenever people travel around they dress casually and comfortably. Not too long ago that was quite different! Whether people cared about all the first impressions they would make on their travels or it was just that they wanted to present themselves the best they could wherever they were, they certainly cared more than most today. The flight attendants had to dress up and most were required to be registered nurses!




Slide 4 of 15: A flight attendant serves dinner on this coast-to-coast flight from Washington to Los Angeles in 1941. <br><br><a href="http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000052954/PP/">Courtesy of Library of Congress</a> Even if one was traveling on a train or any other means of transportation, he always presented himself with grace and poise. He did not take off his shoes or do any such things.
Slide 2 of 20: People used to dress up for train travel.
Slide 6 of 20: First class cars in particular were tastefully decorated.
Look at the way the train was decorated! Even though it is just a train, it reflects beauty and elevates one's soul, even just by traveling!
Slide 16 of 20: As was reading the newspaper.
notice how dressed up everyone is!

Just to sum up, I wanted to show you the difference between how people present themselves. As compared to the first picture it is clear how things have changed. We are all children of God and made in His image and likeness. That never changes and will never change. Since we represent Him, why would we want to look anything but our best?
Just a thought... Have a blessed weekend!
Rosalina

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