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Polly (Peppard) Rohrback Northwest Airlines Flight Attendant photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-02-23-A
The collection is small and contains six color photographs that depict to Polly (Peppard) Rohrback's time as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines (NWA), circa 1960s.

The photographs range in size from 1x2" to 8x10". One is a graduation group portrait of NWA stewards and stewardesses, most of the rest are more casual group shots. Two images have captions which provide contextual information; one identifies Donald Nyrop, who was president of NWA, with a Montana-based flight crew at the Big Sky ski resort for the inaugural Douglas DC-10 flight. The image also has "Polly" above the caption, possibly indicating the donor in the shot as well. The other captioned photograph reads "Chet Huntley, founder of Big Sky Airlines. Four NWA flight attendants." The other snapshots show Rohrback and a fellow stewardess in green stripe uniform, circa 1968, and Rohrback in a red two-piece uniform with hat.


  • circa 1960s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.01 Cubic Feet ( 1 letter size folder)

Biographical Note: Polly (Peppard) Rohrback

Polly (Peppard) Rohrback was born in Missoula, Montana on April 18, 1946. She attended the University of Montana. Rohrback was a Northwest Airlines (NWA) flight attendant from 1968-1978. She was stationed for 5 years in Minneapolis, Minnesota and for 5 years in Seattle, Washington. During her time as a flight attendant she was aboard the first jet to fly into Missoula, Montana and participated in the Mary Pat Laffey versus NWA rights for stewardesses case. As of 2011, Rohrback was residing in Washington state. No further information is known.


Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects storage:

  • Northwest Airlines flight attendant uniform, including skirt, jacket, blouse, and hat, 1968


Guide to the Polly (Peppard) Rohrback Northwest Airlines Flight Attendant photographs
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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