"An Open Letter to the American People" 1974 advertisement
This advertisement from 1974 is addressed to "the American people" from Pan Am employees in Japan Korea, Guam, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The text of the advertisement mentions three of Pan Am's firsts: the "China Clipper," the Boeing 707, and the Boeing 747. Then the advertisement goes on to criticize how the U.S. government has "crippled" Pan Am through discrimination and indifference, asking several pointed questions about these practices. The text ends with the Pan Am employees revealing that they paid for the advertisement with their own money to ensure that Americans understood the importance of Pan Am.