J778 U.S.S. AIRSHIP AKRON CRASH PEN AND INK ON BACK OF RADIOGRAM

$450.00

Anon, 8×4.75“, 1932

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I acquired this back in the early 80s from a highly advanced airship collector who insisted that it was done on the scene by a reporter from a New Jersey newspaper (I seem to recall the newspaper was called the “New Jersey Inter-Ocean”, but I’m not sure). The drawing indeed appears to be an on-the-scene image done in ink very authentically showing the wreckage. Of the the 76 naval personnel on the airship, 73 perished. The presence of this drawing on the back of this blank radiogram convinces me that it is real with the look of “on the scenes” reality. The U.S.S. Akron was second only to the Graf Zeppelin in size. (Dirigible /Airship /Zeppelin) It is in overall excellent condition showing minimal aging. See gallery for back of drawing.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 9 × 12 × 1 in