The Hindenburg at the 1936 Olympics

The world’s most infamous airship made an appearance at the 1936 games in Berlin, flying over the games’ opening ceremony (thankfully without incident). After it’s fly-by, it dropped air mail off at the Berlin airport that had been stamped with a special commemorative postmark. I wonder what those things are worth today.

Via the Smithsonian Postal Museum, where you can copy the menu served on board that day for your own Olympic party.


Privateer, grenadier, raconteur. In the midwestiest place on earth.

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