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Goodyear Zeppelin Airship Pilot's Uniform of Capt. Karl L. Lange

From the Joan Reisig Collection.  Complete with Service cap, double-breasted coat, matching trousers, shirt, and company tie.  Lange is seen in the first photo leaning out of a gondola with Charles and Anne Lindbergh about to come aboard the Defender in 1927. In the next photo, Lange appears to be wearing a Goodyear Zeppelin service cap, possibly this one, and again wearing a Goodyear-Zeppelin cap with white cover in a photo from an August 4, 1943 article in Wingfoot Clan.. The sewn-in labels identify the coat as made by the Slavin Uniform Co of Cleveland, Ohio, for “K.L. Lange” with an indistinct date; the trousers by Nudelman Brothers of Seattle-Tacoma-Portland to “Capt. K. L. Lange” dated 8/2/43 and the cap by Jacob Reed’s Sons of  Philadelphia.  Joan Reisig's obituary states that she “worked for engineering firms in Cleveland and the Akron area before working for Goodyear Aerospace as a design draftsman in advanced airships. Also, at the Wingfoot Lake Blimp Base for a total of 20 years. She was associated with the Lighter than Air Society” (Akron Beacon Journal, March 25, 2019)

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