Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu

Collection ID:
Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany)
bulk 1936
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the menu, dated October 10, 1936, from Ms. Emma Kauert's trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg. The cover features a representation of the Hindenburg in flight and a photograph of Zeppelin hangars in Friedrichschafen, Germany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg was slightly larger than the previous Graf Zeppelin. It was 803 feet long, 146 feet high, 135 feet in diameter with 7,063,000 cubic feet of gas space supplied by 16 hydrogen gas cells. Its four diesel engines had 1100 horsepower each. It was able to carry 50 passengers plus crew members. Before the explosion that killed 36 people on May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg made many transatlantic flights which took two to three days. Emma Kauert was a passenger on the Hindenburg from October 9-11, 1936.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu, Accession XXXX-0872, 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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