Betty Trippe's Hindenburg Journey
Photos: In 1936 when Betty Trippe traveled with her husband, Juan, across the Pacific by Pan American Clipper on one of the first transoceanic passenger flights, she thought they would be coming back the same way. Juan had yet to confide to her that they would fly back to the Western Hemisphere on the airship Hindenburg from Europe. Betty was an inveterate and excellent photographer, and these are some of the wonderful pictures she took on that journey.
Ground crew securing Zeppelin Hindenburg in Rio 1936
Zeppelin Hindenburg secured to mooring mast in Rio 1936View from Zeppelin Hindenburg arriving in Rio 1936Passengers arrive in Rio on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Looking forward in control bridge of Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Juan Trippe and passengers in observation cabin of Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Dining cabin onboard Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Observation cabin aboard Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Ground crew securing Zeppelin Hindenburg in Rio 1936Juan Trippe looking out the observation window on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Juan Trippe with group on arrival in Rio on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936Juan and Betty Trippe arrival in Rio on the Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936