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Come Take a Trip in my Airship (1904)

- September 25, 2013 in airship, Audio, Audio: 1900s, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, george evans, hot air balloon, Internet Archive, j.w. myers, Underlying Work: PD 50 Years, Underlying Work: PD 70 Years

Rendition by Welsh-born baritone singer J. W. Myers of a song written and composed in 1904 by fellow countryman George "Honey Boy" Evans. The song would go on to be recorded, with slight variations, by a string of popular musicians including Jonny Cash and more recently Natalie Merchant.

The Hindenburg Explodes (1937)

- August 26, 2012 in airship, explosion, Films, Films: 1930s, Films: Documentary, Films: Short, hindenburg disaster, non-article

Dramatic Universal newsreel footage of the Hindenburg disaster which took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, when the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities; there was also one death among the ground crew. The actual cause of the fire remains unknown, although a variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The incident shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the end of the airship era. (Wikipedia)

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