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Jun 4
"The Hindenburg before she blew up in Lakehurst N.J.” (via the Boston Public Library on Flickr)

"The Hindenburg before she blew up in Lakehurst N.J.” (via the Boston Public Library on Flickr)

“A. Roy Knabenshue’s father, mother, and wife seen aloft over Chicago, Illinois, in the “Knabenshue Airship.” Photo dated July 1914. View looking forward along the length of the car.” (via)

A. Roy Knabenshue’s father, mother, and wife seen aloft over Chicago, Illinois, in the “Knabenshue Airship.” Photo dated July 1914. View looking forward along the length of the car.” (via)

Mar 5
"(1910) - Photograph of dirigible race in the Dominguez Air Meet, Dominguez Field, Los Angeles, 1910. Two football-shaped zeppelins race across the skies, flying at low altitude. Each of them has single pilots. The pilots stand on a skeletal structure consisting of metal bars that is attached to the balloon with wires. Spectators (or judges) stand below on the plain field watching the zeppelins race. Further in the sky is a hot-air balloon with the phrase “all in the Examiner.”” (via)

"(1910) - Photograph of dirigible race in the Dominguez Air Meet, Dominguez Field, Los Angeles, 1910. Two football-shaped zeppelins race across the skies, flying at low altitude. Each of them has single pilots. The pilots stand on a skeletal structure consisting of metal bars that is attached to the balloon with wires. Spectators (or judges) stand below on the plain field watching the zeppelins race. Further in the sky is a hot-air balloon with the phrase “all in the Examiner.”” (via)

the airship “Le Girardot”, proposed by Léonce Girardot, circa 1900

via L’Aerophile, v10

the airship Le Girardot, proposed by Léonce Girardot, circa 1900

via L’Aerophile, v10

Aug 7
“The Call’s" Exclusive Account of the Greatest Invention of the Age Is Now Corroborated by Thousands.

For several days there have been persistent reports that a huge airship has been seen in the vicinity of Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco. The Call has contained daily and exclusive accounts of the appearance, and now there is an avalanche of testimony to the effect that many persons of truthful reputations have seen something like a huge seraph in the air, spreading its electric pinions and soaring faster than a giant condor of the Andes…”

(An edited front page of the San Francisco Call, Volume 80, Number 176, 23 November 1896. via)

The Call’s" Exclusive Account of the Greatest Invention of the Age Is Now Corroborated by Thousands.

For several days there have been persistent reports that a huge airship has been seen in the vicinity of Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco. The Call has contained daily and exclusive accounts of the appearance, and now there is an avalanche of testimony to the effect that many persons of truthful reputations have seen something like a huge seraph in the air, spreading its electric pinions and soaring faster than a giant condor of the Andes…”

(An edited front page of the San Francisco Call, Volume 80, Number 176, 23 November 1896. via)

Aug 7
The Steam Aerial Navigation Company, circa 1850 (via)

The Steam Aerial Navigation Company, circa 1850 (via)

sunday fantasy #380: C. Clyde Squires, from the cover of Life Magazine #1375, March 4, 1909, (via)

sunday fantasy #380: C. Clyde Squires, from the cover of Life Magazine #1375, March 4, 1909, (via)

Dr Martin Braun’s Electro-Dynamic Air Ship

Patent number: 356743
Issue date: Feb 1, 1887

"Be it known that I, MARTIN BRAUN, of Cape Vincent, in the county of Jefferson and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Aerial Ships.."

Drawing from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 16th, 1887.

Dr Martin Braun’s Electro-Dynamic Air Ship

Patent number: 356743
Issue date: Feb 1, 1887

"Be it known that I, MARTIN BRAUN, of Cape Vincent, in the county of Jefferson and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Aerial Ships.."

Drawing from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 16th, 1887.

Patent number: 352298
Issue date: Nov 9, 1886

"Be it known that I, MOSES S. COLE, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Rivas, Republic of Nicaragua, Central America, have invented new and useful Improvements in Aerial Vessels.."

The engraving above featured on the front cover of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, January 1st, 1887. A full version can be found here.

Patent number: 352298
Issue date: Nov 9, 1886

"Be it known that I, MOSES S. COLE, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Rivas, Republic of Nicaragua, Central America, have invented new and useful Improvements in Aerial Vessels.."

The engraving above featured on the front cover of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, January 1st, 1887. A full version can be found here.

“Dirigible “hawk” in the balloon shed…1910” (via)

Dirigible “hawk” in the balloon shed…1910” (via)

"The Italia landed at Stolp in April 1928 before starting the polar flights, in this photograph Nobile is seen with his dog Titina.” (via)

"The Italia landed at Stolp in April 1928 before starting the polar flights, in this photograph Nobile is seen with his dog Titina.” (via)

The Airship Italia, 1924-1928 (via)

The Airship Italia, 1924-1928 (via)

"The airship Norge being pulled out of its hangar in 1926.” (via)

"The airship Norge being pulled out of its hangar in 1926.” (via)

"Col. Umberto Nobile, designer of the "Norge", watching her departure from the base at Spitzbergen, from forward control car” (via)

"Col. Umberto Nobile, designer of the "Norge", watching her departure from the base at Spitzbergen, from forward control car” (via)

(Source: )

Date: April 1926
Description: NORGE POLAR FLIGHT
Details:
The 'Norge' airship, hired from Italy by Amundsen, at the start of its flight over the North Pole. From Spitzbergen it made a 17-hour flight to Alaska.
Source: unnamed photographer
(via)

Date: April 1926
Description: NORGE POLAR FLIGHT
Details:
The 'Norge' airship, hired from Italy by Amundsen, at the start of its flight over the North Pole. From Spitzbergen it made a 17-hour flight to Alaska.
Source: unnamed photographer
(via)