Glamorous Air Stewardesses in 1958

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In the 1950s the job of an airline stewardess was one of the most coveted careers for an American woman. The selection process was tough and only 3 to 5 of every 100 girls who applied to major airlines got taken. Potential candidates had to be attractive and slim (especially around the hips, as they would be eye-level for passengers), between age 21 to 26, unmarried, have a high school education and be well spoken. This photo essay provides a fascinating glimpse into the kind of training the ladies would be subjected to.

Images via Vintage Everyday

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