It's tough to pick out this silver and black
DC-2 from the silver and black background of the Alps.
According to this
post-card narrative, HB-ITE was over "Voralpen und Mythen" when this
taken. Swissair purchased four DC-2s new from Fokker, the
European Douglas agents in 1934/35.
These were augmented with two other "previously owned" machines in
1936. HB-ITE was sold
Phoenix Airlines in South Africa in 1952 as ZS-DFW. It crashed
and was written off near
later that same year.
The take off of the John Player &
Sons cigarette card, below, appears to illustrate the first DC-2
by Swissair, HB-ITI