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Unknown [Hindenburg photograph]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09678.01 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Akron, Ohio Type: Photograph Date: circa 1936 Pagination: 1 print ; 20 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: One silver gelatin photograph of the German airship LZ-129 Hindenburg dated ca. 1936, with verso stamp, "Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Photographic Department, Akron, Ohio," on back of image; photograph depicts the airship floating above onlookers in an open field. Printed on the center of the airship are the five Olympic rings. Also stamped is the photo ID number, B-60021028.

Background Information: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation initially began as a project in conjunction with Luftschiffbau Zeppelin to develop the Goodyear blimps.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Hindenburg (Airship)DisastersAirshipsAviation history

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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