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Vintage photos of:
Sept.3, 1925. Front of the USS Shenandoah near Sharon, Ohio, the day after it fell to earth in three sections with the loss of 14 lives. Twenty-nine survived. Panoramic photo by Rell Sam Clements. View full size.
The Graf Zeppelin over Jerusalem's Old City. April 11, 1931. View full size. Dry plate glass negative. American Colony Photo Department.
The Graf Zeppelin over Jerusalem. April 11, 1931. View full size. Dry plate glass negative. American Colony Photo Department.