In 1936 when Betty Trippe traveled with her husband, Juan, across the Pacific by Pan American Clipper on one of the first transoceanic passenger flights, she thought they would be coming back the same way.
Juan had yet to confide to her that they would fly back to the Western Hemisphere on the airship Hindenburg from Europe. Betty was an inveterate and excellent photographer, and these are some of the wonderful pictures she took on that journey.
View from Zeppelin Hindenburg arriving in Rio 1936
Passengers arrive in Rio on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Zeppelin Hindenburg secured to mooring mast in Rio 1936
Looking forward in control bridge of Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Juan Trippe and passengers in observation cabin of Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Dining cabin onboard Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Observation cabin aboard Zeppelin Hindenburg
Ground crew securing Zeppelin Hindenburg in Rio 1936
Juan Trippe looking out the observation window on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Juan Trippe with group on arrival in Rio on Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936
Juan and Betty Trippe arrival in Rio on the Zeppelin Hindenburg 1936