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New blimp in town
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Goodyear (at one time called the Goodyear-Zepplin Corporation) began building military airships in 1917 and commercial airships in 1925. Today, Goodyear operates three airships in the United States based in Ohio, Florida and, since 1967, Carson, California.
The Goodyear blimp, Columbia, was christened today (October 21), by Mrs. Sam Yorty at ceremonies welcoming the new ship to Los Angeles where she will be permanently berthed. The 1921 Columbia is one of only three airships known to be operating in the world today. The other two are the Mayflower in Miami, Florida and the America in Houston, Texas. Photograph dated March 12, 1970.
1 photographic print :b&w ;30 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 48
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Airships--California, Southern
Air travel--California, Southern
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Aerial photographs

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