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Air Hostess Training in the 1940s

Photos taken at the McConnell Air Hostess School which trained air hostesses for TWA in the 1940s.  The training included learning the correct way to serve drinks, dealing with inebriated passengers and even learning how to change nappies (did Air Hostesses used to do that?). Even more surprisingly they are also pictured having chewing gum to ‘reduce that double chin’, having their posture checked, doing the conga and having a bubble bath. You can’t say they wouldn’t have been prepared for anything!

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Image source and copyright: Time LIFE archives

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