Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg 1936 Transatlantic Crossing Account (Prescott)
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0030
Creators:
Prescott, Gardner Hinckley
Dates:
June 30, 1936
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
One legal folder
Repository:
This collection consists of a handwritten letter, dated June 30, 1936 and on Hotel Graf Zeppelin stationery, from Gardner Hinckley Prescott to his mother, Evelyn Munroe Prescott, recounting his trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
departing on June 23, 1936 from New Jersey for Germany
This collection is in English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a handwritten letter, dated June 30, 1936 and on Hotel Graf Zeppelin stationery, from Gardner Hinckley Prescott to his mother, Evelyn Munroe Prescott, recounting his trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
departing on June 23, 1936 from New Jersey for German. In the letter, Gardner Hinckley Prescott provides a detailed description of the interior space and accommodations onboard the airship as well as a list of the other passengers on board, which included the German boxer Max Schmeling. The collection also includes a typed transcript of the letter created by the donor.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This is a single item.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
belonged to the longest class of flying machines and the largest airships by envelope volume. It was able to carry 50 passengers plus crew members and made many transatlantic flights which took two to three days. The Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
flew from March 1936 until May 6, 1937 when a fire at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, destroyed the airship and killed 36 people. Gardner Hinckley Prescott traveled on the Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
from New Jersey to Germany in June 1936.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Christine Prescott-Allen, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0030

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Zeppelin LZ 129
Hindenburg
1936 Transatlantic Crossing Account (Prescott) , NASM.2020.0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
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