Beautiful 1960s Photos of Dulles Airport

Dulles Airport has an almost Mad Men like romanticism, even though these mobile lounges were a giant pain in the ass. The photo below is another angle in black and white of this photo we posted a long time ago.

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A more complete view of the "mobile lounge" whose gangway was seen here yesterday. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges." Photo by Balthazar Korab.
A more complete view of the “mobile lounge” whose gangway was seen here yesterday. “Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges.” Photo by Balthazar Korab.

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Here’s another beautiful shot of the airport.

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"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal." All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab.
“Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal.” All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab.

Source: Shorpy

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Eric

    Beautiful photos! I remember how exciting it was as a ’70’s kid to get to go out on the observation deck and watch the planes takeoff and land.

  • tmkelley1

    I worked there in Marriott In-Flight food service in 1967. What a blast that was. Such an innocent time, watching planes and flight ops from the observation deck, watching the first two Concordes land and meet almost nose-to-nose. The original terminal building was a masterpiece of architectural design. And now, security trumps everything. Glad to have been alive then!