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.
Arranged and described in 2008 by Jessamyn Lloyd, encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.
Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany)
Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0872.
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
This collection consists of one menu from Emma Kauert's trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg from October 9-11, 1936.
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Collection is in original order.
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.
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu, Accession XXXX-0872, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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