Starting in 1908 and continuing through 1937, the U.S. Army had an extensive program using blimps to patrol coastlines.

army blimp spoon
This sterling spoon from Boston depicts a huge blimp. It must have been a very impressive sight.

blimp spoon
Beautifully painted spoon showing a massive army TD-5 blimp with a landing crew.

I found a similar looking picture on the web with this information, but was unable to copy it.

blimp boston
"Title: U.S. Army Blimp TC-5 East Boston Airport
Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
Date created: 1917 - 1934 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in
Genre: Glass negatives
Subjects: Airships
Notes: Title from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve.; Date supplied by cataloger.
Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Copyright © Leslie Jones.
Preferred citation: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection"

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