21 Pictures That Will Make You Wish You Lived During The Jet Age

Classic architecture, beautiful stewardesses, luxurious accommodations. Flying in the Jet Age wasn’t just an ordinary trip, it was an event. Take a look at the GE engine that started it all and 21 images that will transport you back.

1. The Engine That Started It All…

In less than one year, GE built the United States’ first jet engine, the I-A.GE, following Frank Whittle’s design.

2. This Was The Golden Age Of Travel…

Richard / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: rich701

3. The Architecture Looked Like This…

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9. The Fashion Looked Like This…

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It was a golden era of technology, futuristic thinking, and also, fashion!

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Janice Waltzer / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: pixelpackr

14. Celebrity Couples Looked Like This…

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(Left) Brigitte Bardot and her husband, Gunter Sachs, arriving at a London airport, in 1967. (Right) Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor photographed at a London airport in1966.

15. The Planes Looked Like This…

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Flying, as we know it, began with the Boeing 707. This was the airplane that leaped us into the ‘Jet-Age‘.

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