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Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic

The National Postal Museum recently created a rather nice in situ exhibit with this great online component to bring together materials on two marvels (and disasters) of modern transportation: the Titanic and the Hindenburg. The exhibit brought together unique items such as postcards and programs in one place so that visitors could learn about these rather fantastic forms of conveyance. The exhibit takes its name from the poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost in which he mused "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice." The sections of the exhibit include Life Onboard, Mail Ships, and Technologically Advanced. Visitors can scan through each section to view a number of items, such as a fabric purse from the Hindenburg and a photo of the elaborate squash court on the Titanic. Not surprisingly, the Rarities area contains some postal history treasures, including an envelope sent from the Hindenburg which was discovered in the wreckage.
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Date Issued 2012-03-22
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Date of Scout Publication 2012-09-28
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0928

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