June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


The Hindenburg, Press Photographs of the Explosion, Crew, & Survivors of the Disaster

Lot of 9 press photos of the Hindenburg before, during, and after the disaster.  All photographs stamped Received Examiner Reference Library with a 1936 or 1937 date, seven with the stamp of International News Photos, and all with the typewritten caption and/or resulting newspaper clipping, which used the photograph affixed to the verso side. 8 x 10 in. to 5.5 x 8 in., housed in the original filing envelope.

Four photographs are stamped 1936, the year the Hindenburg was launched, and served to accompany stories about the enormous airship's first voyages and its general characteristics. These include: two men playing chess during the "tune-up" flight to Rio de Janeiro; a pilot at the controls during the trip across the Atlantic; the Hindenburg and the U.S. airship Los Angeles moored at Lakehurst, NJ, showing the difference in size; and four Hindenburg crew members with a plaque of Gen. Von Hindenburg presented to them by Americans.

The remaining five photographs are stamped May 8 to May 13, 1937, and depict the disaster of May 6 and its aftermath, including: two of the flaming wreckage; one of a soldier guarding the wreckage; one of U.S. Navy officials inspecting the wreckage; and one of the flag-draped coffins of the victims on a pier in New York, prepared for shipment to Germany.

Condition:Light soiling, edge wear, and scattered minor creases.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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