US Passport With Airship HINDENBURG LZ129 Stamp

WOW! WHAT A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT! LAKEHURST DISASTER!

PASSPORT WITH "HINDENBURG LZ129" STAMP

What you see here is the US passport of Airship Passengers – Mr. & Mrs. Brown flying to Frankfurt, Germany on

“LZ 129 Hindenburg
7th North American Flight
August 17-19 / 20-22, 1936″

LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. It was designed and built by the Zeppelin Company (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) on the shores of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen and was operated by the German Zeppelin Airline Company (Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei). The airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire on May 6, 1937, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service.

Thirty-six people died in the accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. Memorabilia from ZEPPELIN LZ129 are extremely rare and fetch high prices with collectors.

US passport from LZ129

LZ129

Clearly visible is the stamp of “L.S. Hindenburg” were they changed money on board on 20th August 1936. The Brown’s returned with LUFTSCHIFF LZ129 back to LAKEHURST!

Interesting fact. I found another manuscript offered my an dealer with the following description…

Zeppelin Lz 129, 1936. 24mo – over 5″ – 5¾” tall. Manuscript, On offer is an original, very unique, most unusual 1936 and 1937 manuscript travel diary of two [2] separate trips handwritten by an American woman named Mrs. Brown. Beginning with a trip aboard Zeppelin LZ 129 [in itself a rarity being a handwritten account of a flight on the short lived Zeppelin air service] where Hindenburg Passenger Mrs. Brown recorded details of her 2 day trip from the USA to Europe and then she describes in her unique style of openness and bluntness points of interest, historical facts or racist jabs while on a fantastic tour with her husband.

The Browns do not make the usual stops and they travel off the beaten path many times; in the first trip going from New York to Berlin by Zeppelin to Holland to Parimaribo Surinam in South America and Trinidad. The second trip is December 7, 1937 to Japan to Zamboanga in the Philippines to Tin Can Island off Nigeria. A brilliant diarist in many ways she uses a stream of consciousness writing style sometimes making observations from politics, social and sadly many racist as sadly Mrs. Brown all too frequently uses the racist idiom of the day mentioning ‘darkies’ and repeated use of the ‘N’ word. That said she really is a very interesting diarist and proves it over the 158 or so pages.

‘Crossing the line on the Frontier from the ras and “Heil Hitler,  Auf Wiedersehen” to the celebration of the Princess engagement everything wide open every kind of instrument and dress eels and fish for sale along the streets they eat them standing everywhere the smell of herring all over town and not a seat at any table..they march and sing the Dutch might be good fishermen but their singing sounds like a flat bottomed boat in a storm.’ ‘The darkies in the crew from the Dutch possessions are the same happy lot grab a broom sweep as far as they can reach whistling a tune the broom lands someplace but a Dutchman’s middle name should be scrub.’ ‘Went to a cock fight and saw the crowd go mad.’ ‘Zamboanga Went to the prison where prisoners are sent with good behavior some have their families with them the most interesting around here is the sea gypsies in their out riggers.’ ‘Fat Jews in bathing suits just like Atlantic City.’

US Passport With Airship HINDENBURG LZ129 Stamp