Photograph of United Airlines commercial airliner, showing crowd in foreground, ca.1940. At center, a large airliner is shown stationary in a large, open cement lot. Near the tail of the plane, a small shield emblem is visible with the words "United Airlines". A small staircase is positioned next to this emblem connecting to the door of the plane. On the right wing, a series of dark alphanumeric characters is seen. In the foreground, a crowd of people stand near a fence separating them from the cement lot. To the right, a small lightly-colored shuttle with several windows is visible. In the extreme background, large mountains can be seen framed against a cloudy sky.