USS Los Angeles Over Manhattan, 1930 Framed Photo PHO-0111

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Professionally framed (by a Master Framer) B&W photo of the USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) flying over southern Manhattan Island, New York City, 1930.  Measures 11 ¼  in. by 9 ¼ in. overall.  The USS Los Angeles was a rigid airship, designated ZR-3, that was built in 1923-1924 by the Zeppelin factory in Friedrichshafen, Germany.  The airship was given to the United States by the German Government, as it was partially funded by war reparations from World War I.  It was struck from the Navy list in 1939 and dismantled in its hangar, ending the career of the longest serving airship. Unlike her sister ships Akron, Macon, and Shenandoah, the Los Angeles' career did not meet a disastrous end.