New Smithsonian Exhibit on Hindenburg and Titanic

by Dan on March 7, 2012

A new exhibit, Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic, opens March 22, 2012 at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington D.C.

2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, and the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.

Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

The Hindenburg and Titanic were the world’s largest mobile post offices in their day, and zeppelin mail played a crucial role in the financing of Germany’s commercial airships.  The exhibit at the Postal Museum will feature artifacts from both ships, including charred mail rescued from the wreckage of the Hindenburg.

The exhibit has been expertly curated by Cheryl Ganz, who is a noted historian of airships and zeppelins in addition to her role as Chief Curator of Philately at the National Postal Museum.

See also: Hindenburg vs Titanic: Survival Rates

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    Derek April 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Do you have any videos that shows the Hindenburg right before the crash/during the landing from the passengers point of view? (Spah and forgot the other passenger).

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