Historical Photo Archive - “The Hindenburg” Limited Edition 18.25x22 Fine Art Giclee on Paper #55/375

Limited Edition # 55 / 375

  • Lot number 6644132
  • Total bids 19
  • Winning bid $42.00
  • Buyer's premium $7.14
  • Total $49.14

The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. There were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen) from the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), and an additional fatality on the ground.



This Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee is printed on acid-free museum quality paper with a hand-torn deckled edge measuring 18.25" x 22". It is hand-titled and hand-numbered. All though this image can be used by others the Historical Photo Archive collection will not produce more than 375 pieces. Each piece of art features an embossed seal of quality from Historical Photo Archive collection



The disaster was the subject of newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness reports from the landing field, which were broadcast the next day. A variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The event shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the abrupt end of the airship era.



Historical Photo Archive: The archival collection contains historically and socially significant imagery that documents the human experience throughout the centuries up to the present day. The collection features sport and music icons, notable luminary’s as well as landmark moments.

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