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10 vintage postcards of the MASSIVE Zeppelins!!!!

Anna Shilonosova

The invention of the zeppelin is, undoubtedly, one of the most remarkable things which happened in the 20th century. These outstanding flying machines amazed the viewers as they rose gracefully in the air. So, it wasn’t before long till they started to appear on postcards. We’ve picked out 10 stunning postcards with zeppelins on them:

Did you know that The Empire State Building was not supposed to be just the tallest skyscraper in the world, but its planners also wanted it to have a zeppelin docking station at the very top? Passengers would somehow disembark at the 102nd floor, where an elevator would whisk them down to the street. However, building planners forgot to factor in wind. After the Empire State Building opened in 1931, one zeppelin did try to land there to test it out; it didn’t work, and the whole idea was scrapped. The spire became the dock for a broadcast tower in 1953.

Anna Shilonosova

Anna Shilonosova is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News