United States Airship "Akron" - Akron Art Museum - Online Collection
(New York, New York, 1904 - 1971, Stamford, Connecticut)
United States Airship "Akron"
Gelatin silver print
17 1/2 in. x 23 1/8 in. (44.45 cm x 58.74 cm)
Bequest of Barbara Jacobs
historic press image, 1929
Artist's Studio/Goodyear company presented to V.R. Jacobs, 1931, Akron, Ohio
David H. Jacobs Sr. (inherited from father, V.R. above) Bay Village, Ohio
Barbara Jacobs (inherited from husband, David above 1992) Bay Village, Ohio
Bequest to Akron Art Museum, 2005
2015: "Proof" 4/30/15 - 10/25/15, Arnstein Galleries, Akron Art Museum
2008: "Unveiled: Recent Acquisitions" 8/30/08 - 11/30/08, Isroff Gallery, Akron Art Museum
1997: " Wheels of Fortune: Photographs of Akron's Rubber Industry" 3/29/1997 - 6/29/1997, Akron Art Museum
20 1/4 x 26 x 3/4 in., frame
signed by the artist in graphite LR; also signed by 14 others
Signatures at bottom, from L to R: David Ingalls (Under Secretary of the Navy); William A. Mofett (Rear Admiral); Charles Rosendahl (LCDR of the US Navy - the First Captain of 'Akron'); Group of nine stacked together [R. Maard, Karl Ficker, S F Peck, B J Rogers, E C. Thurman, H. Wiley, W. Luchwald, M. Roadield (sp?), A L Davis ]; Paul W. Litchfield (the President of Goodyear); Karl Arnstein (the Chief Engineer of the Goodyear Zeppelin Corp) followed by the artist.
Plaque at bottom center of frame reads: "The U.S. S. Akron / Being Taken From The Dock For The First Time / Built by Goodyear / for / The United States Navy Department."