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Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Dirigible passing over baseball diamond, Stamford Bridge, England, during Independence Day exercises

Balloons - Schools - Balloons. Cadets who received their first training in the handling of the rope of the Dirigible

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. Pusher Type Dirigible getting ready for flight

Balloons - C - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, starboard view

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Airships that may be used for passenger service. British Royal Air Force Official photograph. Dirigible built in 1917 with duralumin girders, is 540 feet long and has been sleeping quarters for the crew

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - The C-5 coming out of hangar for Transoceanic flight. The big Navy Dirigible C-5, whose sudden start for overseas flight has been the talk of the world, leaving her hangar at Montauk Point, L.I., for her start at NewFoundland

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Type "C" Twin Motor Dirigible car shown at Aeronautical Exposition in New York

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Dirigible over Sainte Nazaire, France

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Dirigible

Ceremonies - England, Italy - Dirigible flis over ball park where American League plays. On Independence Day in England the American Army and Navy baseball teams at the Chelsea Park. A huge dirigible passed over the field during the game, and the players lost interest in the game for a moment to watch the airship

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Small British Dirigible. This ship has a 70,000 cubic gas capacity. Ships like this one and larger will soon be used for passenger service both here and abroad

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, showing starboard bomb racks

Balloons - Flights with Ships in View - Navy Dirigible convoying a U.S. submarine cruising "Somewhere in the Atlantic."

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Dirigible flown by American Naval Aviators starting out on patrol. It can remain out thirty hours and cruise seven hundred miles

Balloons - Equipment - Balloons. Ensign Standing by aerial bomb weighing 250 pounds. The U Type Dirigible carries six of these

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - French dirigible on hunt for U-boats. French dirigible flying over water in search of German submarines; photographed from the deck of an American transport on its way to France. This is probably the first photo to reach this side picturing such an incident

Balloons - Observation - Types of American Dirigibles and balloons in flight. Photo taken at one of the training camps. Four observation balloons and one dirigible are in the air

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Dirigible

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Type "C" Twin Motor Dirigible car shown at Aeronautical Exposition in New York

Balloons - Equipment - Balloons. Giant rudder on Dirigible

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Dirigible

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Navy Dirigible. Navy dirigible with 100 H.P. Curtiss motor, at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Flying Field, Akron, Ohio

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. General view of pusher Type Dirigible

Balloons - U - Balloons. Close up of new Type U Dirigible, largest in the country

Balloons - C - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, bow view

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - View of an American Dirigible somewhere in France. This is the way it is stabled on a windy day

Balloons - C - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, stern view

Balloons - Flights with Ships in View - Dirigible out at sea as seen from transport

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Dirigible at Norfolk Naval Base, VA

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Type of U.S. Dirigible. This type of dirigible is being manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio

Balloons - Equipment - Fusilage of U.S. Dirigible, or blimp. Photo taken at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Flying Field, Akron, Ohio

Balloons - U - Balloons. U Type Dirigible ready for flight

Balloons - Flights - Balloons. Dirigible in flight

Balloons - Flights - Balloons. Dirigible leaving for flight

Balloons - Miscellaneous - New U.S. Dirigible. A dirigible that is claimed to be of the latest type seen in the U.S. flew over this city today. This photo shows the dirigible with the Woolworth building in the background

Balloons - U - Balloons. General view from U Type Dirigible

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Dirigible, showing hangar, Goodrich Co., manufactured by Goodrich Co. Akron, O

Balloons - Flights - Balloons. Dirigible in flight

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, side view of car

Balloons - U - Balloons. Looking toward the stern of the U Type Dirigible from the air

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - British Airship Station. Large English dirigible rigid in the air being hauled down after a flight. These airships cannot make their own landing but are hauled down to earth by cables dropped from the ship when she gets near the ground

Balloons - U - Balloons. Pilot and coxman ready for flight in the U Type Dirigible. The car has windows on the sides and bottom of car for observation

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - American dirigible in France. This photograph shows the nose of an American dirigible somewhere in France on which is mounted a Lewis Machine Gun used against enemy aviators

Balloons - Schools - Akron Balloon School, Akron, Ohio. Dirigible about to ascend

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - The C-5 coming out of hangar for Transoceanic flight. The big Navy Dirigible C-5, whose sudden start for overseas flight has been the talk of the world, leaving her hangar at Montauk Point, L.I., for her start at Newfoundland

Balloons - Observation - Balloons. Observation balloon watching over Dirigible in Hangar

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - President Wilson marches in great Washington Parade in honor of returning soldiers. The big Army Dirigible C-3 passing over the capitol

Balloons - U - Balloons. View of U Type Dirigible

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. General view of the largeste Dirigible made in this country

Balloons - U - Navy Dirigibles keep watch for U-boats. A Navy dirigible is shown passing over the fighting top of a superdreadnought somewhere on the Atlantic

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Three quarters front view of Navy Dirigible in flight

Balloons - Flights - Balloons. Dirigible in flight

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Twin Motored Dirigible car manufactured by Burgess Co., Marblehead, Mass. Equipped with two 150 h.p. Hispano Suiza motors which drive dirigible at maximum speed of 64 mi. per hr

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Dirigible of American Naval Aviators about to enter the hangar. This plane can remain out 30 hours and cruise 70 miles

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Balloons. Dirigible in hangar

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. Looking under the pusher Type Dirigible. This type has only one engine

Balloons - Schools - Akron Balloon School, Akron, Ohio. Dirigible ready to ascend

Balloons - Equipment - Balloons. General view from U Type Dirigible showing one of Hispano Suiza engines

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Dirigiblees. This Dirigible with an American crew is seen starting out on a patrol from the Naval Aviation stations. It is these air birds that are doing suc wonderful work in hunting out U-Boats

Balloons - Miscellaneous - South Dirigibles. This type of dirigible is used principally for scouting and has proven effective

Balloons - Flights with Ships in View - Dirigible Balloon above Battleship Pennsylvania lying at anchor in Hudson River. One of the balloons that patrolled the coast over the Flagship Pennsylvania now at anchor in the Hudson River. These balloons at sea to detect submarines and other enemy craft

Balloons - Equipment - Balloons. General view from Dirigible

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Naval Dirigible in France. Taking out the dirigible at Paimboeuf, France, to give Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, a ride

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Type of U.S. Dirigible. Taking a dirigible out of its hangar. It was built by the B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Norfolk Naval Base, VA., shows Dirigible in hangar

Balloons - Flights - Balloons. Dirigible in flight

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Navy Dirigible Balloon, C-1, the largest of its kind in America. This balloon made the flight from Rockaway Naval Air Station L.I., to Key West, Florida, a ditance of nearly 1,500 miles. The crew consisting of six men was under the command of Capt. S.V. Parsler, Commandant of the Naval Air Station at Rockaway, L.I

Airplanes - Hangars - A gigantic dirigible hangar. This hangar is designed to accommodate three dirigibles. The power plant at the left of the picture furnished power and light for the aviation camp and generates gas for the big bags of the dirigibles. Observe the lookout posted on the hangar

Balloons - C - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509, bow view of car

Balloons - Observation - American Dirigible. New type of dirigible for observation purposes, 162 ft. long equipped with two 150 H.P. motors

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Twin Engine Dirigible, C-1 N.O. 3509, starboard view

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - The gun crew of an American transport is watching a French dirigible flying highi n the air. This photo was taken while the transport was passing through the danger zone

Balloons - Schools - Akron Balloon School, Akron, Ohio. Dirigible just about to leave the ground

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - American Dirigible "somewhere in France." One of the American dirigibles, manned by Americans, "Somewhere in France."

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. Close up of smaller Type of Dirigible with one engine known as pusher type

Balloons - Miscellaneous Operations - Dirigibles. Taking dirigible to starting point

Balloons - Miscellaneous - Balloons. Close up of the largest Dirigible built in this country for the Government. It is 197 feet long and equipped with two engines of 150 H.P. each

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509 in flight, port side, stern

Balloons - C - Twin Engine Dirigible C-1 N.O. 3509 in flight, port side

Photograph of the Outer Cover being Applied to the Nose Section of a Dirigible

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible

Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed

Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible

Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible

Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933

Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible

Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible

Photograph of the Front of the Control Car in a Dirigible

U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible

Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

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