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Goodyear blimp "Volunteer"
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project.; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Close-up photo of the Goodyear blimp, Volunteer, taking off from its hangar on Florence Avenue on another photographic tour. Since 1925, Goodyear blimps have adorned the skies as very visible corporate symbols of the world's largest tire and rubber company that began operations in 1898. On average, a Goodyear blimp is 192 feet in length, 50 feet wide, 59.5 feet in height, weighing approximately 12,840 pounds. It can travel up to 50 miles per hour and carry six passengers plus a pilot, with an operating altitude of between 1,000 to 3,000 feet to a maximum of 10,000 feet. Photo dated: December 14, 1937.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 4035 4x5
Air travel--California--Los Angeles
Airships--California--Los Angeles
Hangars--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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