Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs

Collection ID:
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)
bulk 1929
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(3 photographs)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three black and white 3.25 by 4.5 inch snapshots presumedly taken from the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, as it made its 1929 World Flight. Two of the images show what appears to be Siberia, while the third shows an unidentified German city.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, made a world flight, stopping at Friedrichshafen, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Although the Graf was not the first aircraft to circle the globe, it took only 21 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes, a new record for round-the-world travel by any means. Furthermore, it carried a full passenger load over much previously uncharted land.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Valerie Scharff, Gift, 2014

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs, Accession 2014-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
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

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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