Akron Ohio


Stock #: 485479
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Akron
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Summit
Postmark: 1964 Nov-21
PM City: Akron
PM State: OH
Stamp: 4c
Philatelic Notes: Rubber City Stamp Club Ex. Sta.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This souvenir post card of the original "Akron" comes to you from the annual exhibition of the Rubber City Stamp Club Akron, Ohio. Reproduced from and original photographic postcard owned by Bob Jones of Sidney, Ohio. In this airship Melvin Vaniman, his brother Charles and three companions ascended at Atlantic City, N.H. on July 2, 1912 to start their second attempt at a trans-Atlantic crossing. The airship exploded at 500 feet in full view of thousands of spectators. The five men fell to their deaths.