Zeppelin Airship Pop-Up Models

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0932
Dates:
1910
Languages:
Multiple languages
This collection contains materials in Russian, French, and German.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
The Zeppelin Company, founded in 1908 by Ferdinand von Zeppelin, was a pioneer company renowned for its airships and transoceanic commercial air service. This collection consists of three copies of a pop-up model of a Zeppelin airship, dated 1910, printed in full color and with parts marked by number.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two copies of a pop-up model of a Zeppelin airship, dated 1910, printed in full color and with parts marked by number. One copy is mounted in a folio printed in Russian and the other copy is inside a folio printed in French that identifies this model as number 4 in a series. The French version includes a sheet identifying each part of the airship that is numbered. Both folios measure approximately 14 x 10 inches. The collection also contains a third pop-up model of a Zeppelin airship, dated 1909, mounted in a folio printed in German that measures 13.25 x 9 inches. The German example also includes identification of various parts of the airship along with several pages of introductory text.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Zeppelin Company, founded in 1908 by Ferdinand von Zeppelin, was a pioneer company renowned for its airships and transoceanic commercial air service. Ferdinand von Zeppelin had been experimenting with rigid airships since the late 1800s and the Zeppelin LZ 1 made its first flight in 1900. Further models followed until the LZ 4 was introduced in 1908. The LZ 4 crashed during a test flight which lead to an outpouring of support and monetary donations from the public which made possible the founding of the Zeppelin Company (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH). Beginning in 1909, Zeppelin airships were used for passenger transport by the Deutsche Luftschiffahrts Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG).

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2010), updated (2012), and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0932

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 Airship Pop-Up Models, NASM.XXXX.0932, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airships Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
pop-up book Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/