Thursday, July 17, 2014

Akron Zeppelin over Manhattan, New York

 New York City
Photographs from The New York Times

The Akron in flight over Manhattan, 1931

This postcard is a reproduction of the photo and is postmarked in 2014.

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USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy that was destroyed in a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey on the morning of 4 April 1933, killing 73 of her 76 crewmen and passengers. This accident was the largest loss of life for any known airship crash.
USA stamp 2013
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
From the series: New England Coastal Lighthouses 
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1 comment:

luvlinens said...

Great Repro. What a fantastic picture.