Well, I worked and worked on this one and I did everything I could to try and improve the Q, but this was the best I could do so I wasn't going to post it. But then I checked the FA gallery and I discovered that although there are some pics of Convair 990s, there are NO shots of one wearing American Airlines attire. So I decided I'd put this one in.
This is a scan of a Kodak 620 film photo of an American Airlines Convair 990 Coronado on the bar after being pushed back for departure. The shot was taken in the mid to late 60s and I cannot be certain which of two airports I took it at ... I'm almost positive it was taken at Idlewild just a few weeks before that airport was renamed to the name it now bears: KJFK. But, I also visited Boston around the same time so this pic may have been taken at KBOS. The pic is old ... and so is my memory. (lol)