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Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela Photographs

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Names:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela  Search this
Transportes Aereos Centroamericanos  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (One folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1947
Summary:
This collection consists of eleven black and white snapshots of Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eleven black and white snapshots possibly taken by Ted Bazett, circa 1947. The images show the following: Venezuelan airports, including Maiquetia; aircraft, including TACA's Douglas DC-3s and a British West Indian Airways Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar; and unidentified pilots and personnel.
Arrangement:
No arrangment as there are just 11 photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela was founded on August 18, 1944. The establishment of the company was part of the plan to set up subsidiary TACA companies in all South American countries. In January of 1945 TACA de Venzuela, in cooperation with its sister company TACA de Colombia, opened nonstop service from Caracas to Bogota followed by expansion including direct service betwen Marachaibo to Bogota. By 1950, however, the TACA empire collapsed; the Venezuelan branch was liquidated and Linea Aeropostal Venezolana took over the routes.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0011
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Douglas DC-3  Search this
Citation:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela Photographs, NASM.2019.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0011
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0011