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Posted 04/07/2019   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add healthy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone on-line has already compiled images of a great many of the Century of Progress postcards:
http://www.postcardy.com/COPpagesGD/COPseries.html
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Posted 04/07/2019   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... Note: These pages show only those postcards I have. Some series are complete, or nearly so. Some series are far from complete.


Looks like a nice leg up on your (new) life's work

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 04/09/2019   8:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't let it go without a blimp.

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Apparently, the Graf Zeppelin also made it to the fair, but there don't seem to be any postcards featuring it.
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Posted 04/10/2019   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
'
Yes Perhaps, but there are newspaper articles.

In fact, there is an embarrassment of riches: the Graf Zeppelin seems to appear, for one reason or another, most every day.

The visit took place on/about Friday 27 October 1933, but that day's Chicago Tribune is behind a paywall, albeit one with a 7-day free trial:

https://chicagotribune.newspapers.com/ ... I found this interface chunky, and the search function a little too literal

I had better luck at the New York Times, where I am on the right side of the paywall, and the search function is more supple.

Cheers,

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Edited by ikeyPikey - 04/10/2019 08:59 am
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Posted 04/10/2019   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add healthy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen some covers with special cachets honoring the zeppelin's visit, with 3-cent Century of Progress stamps, so they weren't flown, just mailed domestically.
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Posted 04/14/2019   10:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add healthy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting info about the Zeppelin's visit to Chicago:
"While Graf Zeppelin's appearance was one of the highlights of the Chicago Fair, the swastika-emblazoned ship, which was viewed as a symbol of the new government in Berlin, triggered strong political responses from both supporters and opponents of Hitler's regime, especially among German-Americans. The political controversy muted the enthusiasm that Americans had previously displayed toward the German ship during its earlier visits, and when Eckener took Graf Zeppelin on a aerial circuit around Chicago to show his ship to the residents of the city, he was careful to to fly a clockwise pattern so that Chicagoans would see only the tricolor German flag on the starboard fin, and not the swastika flag painted on the port fin under the new regulations issued by the German Air Ministry."
I found this here: https://www.airships.net/lz127-graf...lin/history/
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Very interesting! I'm reminded of the 1937 movie, Charlie Chan at the Olympics, where the stock footage of the Hindenburg was retouched to obliterate the swastikas on its tail fins.
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Edited by erilaz - 04/14/2019 3:56 pm
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I found this also interesting:
"The Zeppelin Company (Luftshiffbau Zeppelin G.m.b.H.) agreed to fly to Chicago and the fair if the U.S. Post Office Department issued a special postage stamp to help offset the expenses of the flight. As a result, 42 cents of the fifty cents went to the Zeppelin Company."
Quoted From: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collect...33-fair.html
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