zondag 18 oktober 2009

Graf ZEPPELIN 1934 TIMETABLE LZ no.2 to South America .... including the Original Clara Adams Autograph




"She was obviously aware of the historical significance of what she was doing," said Friedman, "because she had the foresight to autograph anything she could get her hands on -- luggage tags, tickets, fragments of Zeppelin skin, post cards. On one particular flight, she posted more than six pounds of mail."


quote from: aviation historian Tom Friedman
source

Foto 1 - Clara Adams

Foto 2 - Clara Adams

Beschrijving Ebay:
"Graf ZEPPELIN 1934 TIMETABLE LZ no.2 to South America .... including the Original Clara Adams Autograph. See scan ..right below the sea plane..
This special item has the Autograph of noted female AIRSHIP traveler, Clara Adams. She sent the item to a friend specializing in Aviation History.

.....The front of the page encourages use of German Air Mail Service to South America. The back has the flight schedule of stops at various cities. also fares, freight fares etc.
Shows departure at Friedrichshafen then stops at Rio, Pernambuco and arriving back in Germany with 3 stops on the return.... taking about 16 days.

Size is 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Very fine condition with minor hinge remnant at center top back.
Historical note, following the Hindenburg disaster, she is reported to have placed an order for a ticket on the next Zeppelin Flight.

In 1939 it is reported she had set a world record of flying 25,000+ miles around the world in 16 days on commercial aircraft ..."

LINKS:

http://www.mkjassociates.com/cgi-bin/ilgvulot.pl?site=1&sale=33&lot=124

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/chi-mxa1118adamsnov18,0,5028260.story

http://www.wingnet.org/rtw/rtw002z.htm

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/hacpdf/Adams.pdf

http://www.airships.net/adams.htm

http://www.airships.net/drummond.htm

http://www.coverspecialist.com/index.php?page=specialties&PHPSESSID=02dd176e8641e8

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3901/is_199810/ai_n8827417

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/hacpdf/Adams.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Adams

http://www.airships.net/charles-rosendahl.htm

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