|Clipper, 1939. Europe in 29 hours.|
I will be collecting vintage shots of planes and dirigibles and, well, anything else flying over New York City on this page as I happen to come across them. This spans several of my personal interests - flight, New York City, historical architecture, history, dirigibles, clippers - so it's a natural fit for me. The dirigibles are the German Hindenburg and the USS Macon.
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|German Zeppelin Hindenburg Over Manhattan, May 6, 1937|
|It took a ton of sailors to haul in this beast. This may have been at the New Jersey landing field where it later burned. Incidentally, notice the Olympic Rings on the side, put there because Germany hosted the 1936 Olympics.|
|The Hindenburg. Probably May 6, 1937. Back when they still had the mooring mast on the Empire State Building, an incredible conception.|
|Grumman Geese over New York, date unknown|
|DC-4 Over Midtown, 1939. Hood’s Daily News Building lower right.|
|This and the other 1931 shots are of the USS Macon, ZRS-5. Obviously, Fairchild Aerial Surveys was quite fascinated by the Macon that day and was buzzing around it for hours.|
|1931. Macon. Fairchild Aerial Surveys|
|Midtown, 1931. The tracks lead to Penn Station. Post Office spans tracks, may some day be Penn Station. Fairchild. The US Navy Dirigibles generally met horrible ends from inclement weather.|
|Downtown Skyport with Cities Service Tower.|
|Sikorsky Clipper, 1931. New spires gleam. River traffic, piers, ocean liner in slip.|
|Six Engines! And Battery Park sure has changed. 1931|