German Graf Zeppelin photo postcard with written details about its 1st flight 15-10-1928
Lot #: 70578

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Germany: Graf Zeppelin photographic promotional picture postcard of airship above a field with many people observing, with title "LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin' in Fahrt." ("in flight"); photographed & published by 'Awuco'/A. Weber & Co., Stuttgart, serial numbered 60448; used but in near-mint condition: copious notes on the back written by Jakob Sohn, Jewish professor of mathematics & physics at Nürnberg (per providence & information from similar pc in previous lot), dated 15-10-1928 and listing times "2330" & "1120... Lakehurst", and apparent mathematics/physics calculations + reference to radio broadcasts ("Radio Vienna"). As per the date & time this would have at the hour of the flight's arrival in Lakehurst, NJ, ending LZ 127's maiden 1st transatlantic flight (which began 11 Oct., from Friedrichshafen). Sohn was not on the flight's passenger list.


Product Tags: German, America,American Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event