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The day the Hindenburg blew up....

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May 06, 1937


* LZ 129 Hindenburg's famous trip to America
* Pride of the Germans
* Day of the disaster

The front page a very interesting and I believe rare report of the Hindenburg flying over New York City just hours before it's fateful end. This newspaper was a unusual late afternoon-early evening NYC publication which made some events covered on the same day. The front page has a one column heading: "HINDENBURG CROSSES OCEAN, CIRCLES CITY" with subhead. (see) Text includes: "The German dirigible Hindenburg....passed over New York City this afternoon on her way to the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N.J., where she is due at 6 P. M." Did the Hindenburg meet it's end before the citizens read this report. The New York Times, the usual morning publication, had a small report on a inside page which mentioned the airship was still out in the Atlantic the day before.
Complete with all 52 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century