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OTTOMAR ANTON (1895-1976)
IN 2 DAYS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC / HAMBURG - AMERIKA LINIE. Circa 1936.
32 3/4x23 inches, 83x62 3/4 cm. Mühlmeister and Johler, Hamburg. Condition B: repaired tears and tape stains at top, showing through; margins trimmed; minor abrasions in image; small loss in upper left corner; pin holes in corners.
The LZ 129, the Hindenburg, recognizable by it's small gondola, en route over the Atlantic Ocean, is cleverly juxtaposed with an old clipper ship on the sea below to emphasize the speed of the new airship. The Hindenburg made 17 transatlantic flights in 1936, its only full year of operation. The trip toward Europe could be made in as quickly as two days. The Westward journey took a bit longer, lasting up to three days. It was on her first North American crossing in 1937 that the airship tragically burst into flames while attempting to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey. This is the English version. Airlines p. 37, Crouse p. 27 (var).