Normally, the 1930s are far too modern for me, but these 1931 pictures of a Graf Zeppelin visiting the Great Pyramids perfectly capture the birth of the modern world, so they couldn’t be left out of this blog!
The first picture is of a man and a boy perched high above the city, watching the zeppelin leave Cairo to approach the Great Pyramids. I wonder if the little boy is still alive today, and if he remembers this moment. Fun detail: note the photographer’s shadow at the bottom of the image!
Here, three men watch as the zeppelin draws closer. They seem to be transfixed by it.