This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, inventor

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, inventor

H422/0113

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917), German inventor of the airship. Von Zeppelin conceived the idea of confining the hot air balloon, first developed in 1783, within a cigar- shaped aluminium structure and providing the airship with an internal combustion engine and a propeller. The first flight of the von Zeppelin dirigible took place on 2 July 1900. The cotton- covered balloon was 128 metres long. Between 1900 and 1939, 52,000 people travelled a total of 2 million kilometres in such airships. The accident of the Hindenburg dirigible, which burst into flames in 1937, brought the fashion for airships to an end.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}