archival original one film reel (200 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work) -- archival collection
Supplementary materials: Family biographical information
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois and died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He was a lawyer including being legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago, a prolific oil painter and supporter of the arts.
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017
Footage documents the May 6, 1937 explosion of the German passenger airship, the Hindenberg, as it landed in Lakehurst Maxwell Field, New Jersey. Film is a home movie version distributed by Castle Films of the newsreel footage shot by Twentieth Century Fox Movietonews. Print has intertitles.
Percy B. Eckhart
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD