Posted 4 years ago
1930s “depression era” toy zeppelin by SteelCraft Toy Co.
I added the lead soldiers by Barclay Co.
I used a desk lamp for light .
The reflection on the pebbled wall reminds me of the movie, "Sky Captain
& the World of Tomorrow”. Which I added the title on the backdrop.
The sepia color of the reflection is reminiscent of the Hindenburg of 1937.
This pressed steel toy has a small circular opening on the front. I believe
a string was attached to pull the zeppelin.
The unit measures 24” long.
The SteelCraft Co. in Murray, Ohio, produced toy zeppelins with different
decals, including Akron and Graf Zeppelin.
This Graf Zeppelin has a blue star decal on top. I have seen other
Graf Zeppelins with the German Nazi Swastika.
Prior to ww2, this symbol of the cross was a sign of “good luck” &
similar themes going back centuries. I have seen vintage photos from
the 20s by Coca-Cola Co. using it in a positive tone. The advent of ww2
forever changed that.
Ready for the New Year.
Barclay lead soldiers.
Texaco match book.
No harm or damaged was made in the making of this photo.