Blog post written by Dr. Agbenyega Adedze
by Cheryl R. Ganz, PhD, Smithsonian Curator Emerita
After the inspectors and officials examined the wreckage, surviving crewmembers searched the smoldering girders for personal effects. Rudolf Sauter, chief mechanic of the LZ-129 Hindenburg, had escaped from his landing station in the lower fin when the zeppelin burst into flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the stormy evening of May 6, 1937.
H-Postal History welcomes studies of individual objects. Object blogs should be between 300-500 words and include at least one original image (nothing taken from the web, please) in RGB.
Please provide a caption and credit line for each image.
1) the object itself;
2) how/why and where you first came across it; and
3) what types of questions it raises and answers as a primary source.