The German zeppelin Hindenburg flies over Manhattan on May 6, 1937.
The Hindenburg flies past the Empire State Building over Manhattan on August 8, 1936, en-route to Lakehurst, New Jersey, from Germany.
The Hindenburg floats over Manhattan Island in New York City on May 6, 1937, just hours from disaster in nearby New Jersey.
A portion of newsreel coverage as the front of the flaming Hindenburg crashes to the ground, with passengers and crew running for their lives.
Pretty much everybody has heard of the Hindenburg and it’s famous crash, but not a lot of people who aren’t history buffs know that it happened pretty close to the City, in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Shortly before it’s notorious landing disaster, the Hindenburg flew over Manhattan and some great aerial photos were captured of the city skyline along with the aircraft. It’s a rare glimpse back into time and a era of City history too soon forgotten.
via The Atlantic