The Martin 404 was a pressurized airplane initially built by the US Navy as an executive transport. Production began in 1947, with commercial flights taking place between 1950 and 1961 along the East coast of the United States. A fairly successful model, the model's last flight took place in 2008.
The airliner is shown here, flying effortlessly over a scenic coastline vista. The plane takes up much of the photo, suggesting a spacious and luxurious aircraft. Also, the freshly-cleaned Martin 404 stands out considerably against the faded blue background, adding a clean, dignified look to the aircraft.