Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hindenburg Over Hartford, Connecticut

Have a look at the Hindenburg flying over Hartford, Connecticut in October, 1936, from what is apparently someone's home movie.  Note the Olympic rings on the side.   In that year, both the Summer and the Winter Games were held in Germany, and this logo on the airship was a bit of public relations.  The following spring, of course, the Hindenburg would explode over Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Here it looms over the Traveler's building.






2 comments:

Tony said...

Wow, awesome find. Not just seeing the ill fated airship, but that swastika over Hartford, now knowing what was to come. Chilling.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Tony. Chilling is right. A very eerie bit of film.