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This is an interesting oblique cutaway/view of the gondola section of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, the LZ127 Graf Zeppelin, as it appeared in an issue of Popular Mechanics for November 1929. The hydrogen-filled rigid airship, which operated from 1928 to 1937, was a true monster--at more than 770 feet long it was the largest flying thing in the skies during its career.
Also in what is a somewhat extended article is this illustration showing how the zeppelin is landed and moored--in this example, at Mines Field, Los Angeles. The caption asks the reader to notice the "number and position of squads of men" who gathered the mooring lines and walked the airship to its mast. And there were a lot of people involved in this process--at least 370, according to the illustration: