[NOTE: This thread is JUST for posting photos and video, and immediate commentary on them. Off topic or long discussions will be deleted or moved]
[See also the Contrails in Airline Ads thread]
I just came across these excellent 1981 photos of a persistent spreading contrail in a historical perspective:
And it struck me that I see so many of them, yet it's a bit cumbersome to collate them over on ContrailScience.com, so I'm starting this thread as a place for people to quickly dump any interesting pre 1995 persistent contrail photo they find.
Please at least upload a low-res version of the photo here, and a high resolution on if copyright laws allow, as links tend to stop working after a few years.
Also include any old books that have photos of contrails, especially books on clouds or weather:
Richard Scorer & Harry Wexler - "A Colour Guide to Clouds" Pergamon Press, 1963*
Richard Scorer - "Clouds of the World" 1972