National Geographic : 1930 Jun
Photograph by Pacific and Atlantic CONGRATULATIONS THAT ECHOED AROUND THE WORLD Cries of "Well done!" greeted Commander Eckener, with his crew and passengers, at Lakehurst, New Jersey, upon the completion of the first around-the-world flight of a dirigible, as through a rim of haze the gray monarch of the air dipped to earth in the midst of welcoming thousands at 8:13 a. m. on Thursday, August 29, I929. Photograph from International by Robert Hartman THE SHIP'S "EARS" ARE LOWERED OVER THE SIDE Communication withoutwires, the greatest marvel ofthe day but a few decades ago, renderedavital service during the flight oftheGraf Zeppelin. First Radio Officer Dumke isshown ready tocast overboard the sensitive feeler on which messages were picked upduring the voyage from Los Angeles to Lakehurst.