Now . . Fly to Europe! via Airship "Hindenburg" and American Airlines
Publisher: American Airlines/ Deutsche-Zeppelin Reederei
Date Published: 1936
Book Id: 46224
Three-panelled folding pamphlet measures 15 cm x 21 cm when closed, 45 cm x 21 cm when fully opened. Pamphlet was folded into quarters, leaving a pronounced vertical and horizontal crease to each panel; small dampstain to center panel and some light smudging to same, else very light wear.
This pamphlet was printed on May 7th, 1936, almost exactly a year to the day before the Hindenburg disaster (May 6th, 1937). The front cover features a B&W photo of both the Hindenburg (with swastika flags clearly visible on the tailfins) and a Douglas "Flagship" Sleeper Plane, against a light blue background. The three interior panels, also B&W with blue accents, present a large photo of the Hindenburg in profile, photos of its lounge and kitchen, and exterior and interior photos of the sleeper plane. The copy describes the new ease and affordability of travel to Europe, and presents the Hindenburg as the height of comfort and luxury. On the reverse, one panel lists sample fares above a U.S. map with routes marked, and the rear panel encourages traveling by air to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, with a photo of the Olympiastadion.