The earliest flight attendants of the Thirties were all required to be no older than 26, weigh no more than 118 pounds, stand no taller than 5"4 and hold nursing degrees in order that they be prepared to soothe the frayed nerves of the flight-fearing passengers.
However, judging by this article, these women must have been broad-shouldered amazons. The anonymous reporter who penned these columns compared them to the pioneer women of old, who braved the frontier crossings, fought the savages, healed the sick and stooped in the fields just long enough to give birth.
With the birth of passenger airlines came the need for those who had particular set of culinary skills: read about them here.
Click here to read about a much admired American aviator who was attracted to the fascist way of thinking...
Below, we have added two columns about Adele Jenkins - one of the most heroic stewardesses of the period.