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Twentieth Century Icons: Photos

Hindenburg

Hindenburg
Regularly scheduled air post service between Europe and North America began with Hindenburg, which flew swastikas on its tail in compliance with German law.
Courtesy National Archives

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Hindenburg Over the Olympic Games

Hindenburg
The Olympic rings painted on its hull in 1936, Hindenburg flew over the opening ceremony of the XIth Olympic Games in Berlin.
Courtesy anonymous

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Titanic Leaving Southampton

Titanic leaving Southampton
Titanic leaving Southampton on April 10, 1912. The last mooring line connecting Titanic to land is cast off.
Courtesy National Museums Northern Ireland

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Propellers on Titanic’s Sister, Olympic

The propellers on Titanic’s sister, Olympic
The propellers on Titanic’s sister, Olympic, give a sense of the vessels’ scale. Each side (wing) propeller was the size of a two story house.

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Titanic Leaving Belfast

Titanic leaving Belfast, Ireland, for her sea trials
Titanic leaving Belfast, Ireland, for her sea trials, April 2, 1912.
Courtesy National Museums Northern Ireland

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Newsboy Ned Parfett Sells His Papers

Newsboy Ned Parfett sells his papers in front of the White Star Line’s London offices
Newsboy Ned Parfett sells his papers in front of the White Star Line’s London offices, April 16, 1912.

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