GRAF VON ZEPPELIN - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 292912
GRAF VON ZEPPELIN The German engineer who invented rigid airships is shown in a black and white photograph affixed to a 9½x12 mount which he signed. Photograph Mount signed:
Sale Price $1,275.00
GRAF VON ZEPPELIN The German engineer who invented rigid airships is shown in a black and white photograph affixed to a 9½x12 mount which he signed. Photograph Mount signed: "Graf Zeppelin", tan 9½x12 mount with a black and white 7x9¼ photograph affixed to a 7½x9¾ page, affixed (three surfaces). In 1891, Ferdinand, Count von Zeppelin (1838-1917) retired from the Prussian Army to devote himself to the building of motor-driven airships. He invented the first rigid airship in 1900 and in 1906 built one that had a speed of 30 miles per hour. In 1908, Zeppelin established at Friederichshafen the Zeppelin Foundation for the development of aerial navigation and the manufacture of airships. His aircrafts were used in both World War I and World War II, but are most famous for the Hindenburg disaster which took place on May 6, 1937, when a German passenger rigged aircraft caught flames and was destroyed during a landing attempt. Photograph has light surface scratches light foxing. Mount is lightly soiled and slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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