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German photo, titled on back:
Note shadow of zeppelin on city below!
One of a series of cigarette card photos.
6 X 4.25 cm.
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin was a German-built and -operated, passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937. When it entered commercial service in 1928, it became the first commercial passenger transatlantic flight service in the world. It was named after the German pioneer of airships, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who was a count (Graf) in the German nobility. During its operating life, the airship made 590 flights covering more than 1.7 million kilometers (over 1 million miles). It was designed to be operated by a crew of 36 officers and men. The LZ 127 was the longest rigid airship at the time of its completion and was only surpassed by the USS Akron in 1931. It was scrapped for fighter plane parts in 1940.
2nd and 3rd journey:
Tokio - Stiller Ozean - San Francisco - Los Angeles: 9633 Kilometer in 79 Stunden 54 Minuten.
Los Angeles - El Paso - Chicago - Lakehurst: 4737 Kilometer in 51 hours 13 minutes
Max G. Published by Frankfurt. S.D. G.m.b.H., 1929