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Poster

Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Photograph

Zeppelin LZ 127

Date: 1928
Description: The Graf Zeppelin, a German-made dirigible in a hangar almost ready for its maiden voyage.
Photograph

Zeppelin LZ 127

Date: 1928
Description: The frame of the Graf Zeppelin being built, surrounded by scaffolding in a hangar in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Photograph

The LZ 127 Zeppelin in flight

Date: 1928
Description: The Graf Zeppelin airship, 776 feet long, could travel at a speed of up to 80 miles per hour, powered by five 550 horse-power Maybach engines. Hydrogen ga...
Photograph

Balloon Ascension

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Description: An unidentified balloon ascension photographed by Milwaukee Journal news photographer J. Robert Taylor.
Book or Pamphlet

Aviation Stories

Date: 1910
Description: The cover of "Tom Swift and His Airship or the Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud."
Photograph

Balloon Ascension

Date: 1908
Description: A balloon about to ascend in Minneapolis. John Schwister, who later built the Minnesota-Badger airplane, is in the front of the gondola, with his back to t...
Photograph

Army Balloon

Date: 1904
Description: The first dirigible purchased by the U.S. Army and its builder, Thomas A. Baldwin.
Photograph

Balloon Gondola

Date: 1918
Description: The gondola crew of a World War I observation balloon that is about to ascend. Observation balloons were positioned near the front so that men in the gondo...
Photograph

Observation Balloon

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Description: A World War I observation balloon held Gulliver-like by its airship company. During World War I, balloons were positioned near the front so that observers...
Photograph

Zeppelin Passenger Cabin

Date: 1928
Description: A passenger cabin on the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127), a luxurious German-built airship. The Graf Zeppelin was taken out of service about a month after the Hinde...
Book or Pamphlet

German International Industrial Tractor Catalog

Date: 1930
Description: Cover of a German advertising brochure for International industrial tractors featuring an illustration of the Graf Zeppelin landing at Los Angeles, Califor...
Poster

Wisconsin State Fair Poster

Date: 1879
Description: Advertisement for the 1879 Wisconsin State Fair held at Camp Randall in Madison. The poster features a drawing of a hot air balloon and boasts of special...
Book or Pamphlet

Aultman, Miller and Company Advertising Catalog

Date: 1896
Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for Aultman, Miller and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a chromolithograph of a woman sit...
Photograph

Marine Helicopter

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Description: Uniformed men board helicopter with "Marines" on the side.
Book or Pamphlet

Santa as an Airship Pilot

Date: 1906
Description: Santa Claus riding in the gondola of an airship with his load of toys. The illustration by Louis Fancher appeared on the December 22, 1906, issue of Ridge...
Photograph

Goodyear Blimp at the Fair

Date: 1936
Description: The blimp of the Goodyear Tire Company hovers above the carnival area of the Wisconsin State Fair, tethered to the ground with ropes. The fairgoers, howev...
Postcard

Tall-tale Postcard: A Kansas Air Ship

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of a giant grasshopper lifting an anchored basket with a baby girl inside. The rope tethered to the basket has a large American flag attached...
Photograph

McCormick-Deering Tent

Date: 1946
Description: People walk in and out of the International McCormick-Deering tent at the Illinois State Fair. The Goodyear blimp can be seen in the upper left.
Poster

Buy This Poster Brother, May It Serve You Well Calendar

Date: 1970
Description: Large calendar featuring a montage of "A Great American." Depicted faces include: Billy Graham, Ralph Abernathy, William Stanton, John Mitchell, Mickey Mou...

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