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Enlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of The Smithsonian National Postal Museum Courtesy of The Smithsonian National Postal MuseumOther aspects of the Hindenburg’s accommodations were decidedly less lavish.
PHOTOS: When The Hindenburg Was The Height Of Luxe In-Flight DiningEnlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of The Smithsonian National Postal Museum Courtesy of The Smithsonian National Postal MuseumThese days, in-flight meal service often consists of a packet of pretzels and a can of soda.
It’s a far cry from the days of the Hindenburg, where the sumptuous dining options included multi-course meals served in an opulent dining room.
And perhaps even stranger to Hindenburg’s elite clientele: Upon boarding the ship, passengers were given a sturdy envelope containing a single napkin to last them the entire journey.
But the explosion of the Hindenburg still echoes loudly as a death of the era of the silver airship and pre-war innocence.

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