Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Air Afrique, Geneva-Douala, November 1969
Lomé was not the only capital of Air Afrique's home network that was linked to Geneva. Despite the similarity in the envelope's design from the previous post, particularly the central bar of text announcing the first flight, this announcement for DC-8 service from Douala is from ten years previous, November 1969.
The illustration at left is less urban but far more classically evocative; rather than an architectural symbol of an international organization, a leopard rests in a bouquet of palm fronds underneath two swaying coconut trees, as a golden jet whisks across the sky.