04/07/1976: A Look into the ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ 

DALLAS – Back in 1976, Braniff International Airways (BN) launched Alexander Calder’s ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ depicted on a Boeing 727-200 from the airline, to celebrate the United States Bicentennial.

For those who were not around at the time, it’s hard to envisage the fervor and excitement that surrounded the United States’ 200th birthday in 1976. Coming off the resignation and scandal of the Nixon Administration, the deeply unpopular Vietnam War, social strife, and an oil crisis followed by a deep recession, the nation was ready to celebrate its history and look forward to the future.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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