Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst Photographs [Baldwin]
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0025
Creators:
Baldwin, Harry Milton
Dates:
1920s
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst was acquired by the US Navy in 1921 for use as an airship station and it served as the control station for all US Navy lighter-than-air (LTA) flights until the program was terminated in 1961. Harry Milton Baldwin served in the US Navy and was stationed at NAS Lakehurst in the 1920s. This collection consists of twelve black and white photographs relating to airships at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst, New Jersey in the 1920s.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twelve black and white photographs relating to airships at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst, New Jersey in the 1920s. The photographs range in size from approximately 5 by 4 inches up to approximately 10.5 by 9.5 inches. One item is a post card showing the interior of the ZRS-5 Macon with facts about the airship printed on the back. Other airships shown in the photographs include the ZR-1 Shenandoah and the ZR-3 Los Angeles. There are also two photographs of airship engines and a group picture of members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lakewood Lodge 1432 posed in front of an airship model. One photograph is a portrait of William A. Moffett in uniform.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst was acquired by the US Navy in 1921 for use as an airship station and it served as the control station for all US Navy lighter-than-air (LTA) flights until the program was terminated in 1961. NAS Lakehurst also became the center for rigid airship development in the United States not only for military but also for commercial purposes. Hangar No. 1, the first major structure built at NAS Lakehurst, was where the first American-built rigid airship, the ZR-1 Shenandoah, was constructed. NAS Lakehurst also served as the home port for the ZR-3 Los Angeles, ZRS-4 Akron, and the ZRS-5 Macon airships. A total of six hangars were built at NAS Lakehurst to accommodate the rigid airships as well as blimps and balloons. NAS Lakehurst was also the site of the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg disaster in 1937 which marked the end of commercial airship travel.
Harry Milton Baldwin served in the US Navy and was stationed at NAS Lakehurst in the 1920s.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Nina Baldwin, Gift, 2022, NASM.2022.0025
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2022.

Digital Content

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
Naval Air Station (NAS) Lakehurst Photographs [Baldwin], NASM.2022.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airships Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer] Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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