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The Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg was slightly larger than the previous Graf Zeppelin . It was 803 feet long, 146 feet high, 135 feet in diameter with 7,063,000 cubic feet of gas space supplied by 16 hydrogen gas cells. Its four diesel engines had 1100 horsepower each. It was able to carry 50 passengers plus crew members. Before the explosion that killed 36 people on May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg made many transatlantic flights which took two to three days. Emma Kauert was a passenger on the Hindenburg from October 9-11, 1936.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0872

Processing Information

Arranged and described in 2008 by Jessamyn Lloyd, encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.

Creator

Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany)

Date

1936

Provenance

Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0872.

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection consists of one menu from Emma Kauert's trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg from October 9-11, 1936.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Menus

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the menu, dated October 10, 1936, from Ms. Emma Kauert's trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg. The cover features a representation of the Hindenburg in flight and a photograph of Zeppelin hangars in Friedrichschafen, Germany.

Genre/Form

Menus

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Topics Airships
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg

Citation

Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu, Accession XXXX-0872, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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