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Goodyear tire company was founded on August 29, 1898. The photograph below, courtesy of California Historical Society Digital Archive collection, shows how the company advertised itself in 1920s.

Goodyear Blimp flying beside two sailing yachts, ca.1929

Goodyear Blimp flying beside two sailing yachts, ca.1929

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171 years ago, on July 8, 1838, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, (1838–1917), German inventor of the rigid dirigible was born. The photograph below, courtesy of Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960, part of a California Historical Society Digital Archive collection, features a giant Graf Zeppelin dirigible in ca. 1929.

The Graf Zeppelin airship, ca.1929

The Graf Zeppelin airship, ca.1929

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