Early balloon design and flight in Europe
31 items : b&w and color ; 92 x 117 cm. (36.5 x 46 in.) or smaller. | British, French, and Italian prints and drawings show balloon and airship designs; patents; three site plans for balloon inflation stations; balloons in flight. Also, poster and broadside advertisements for balloon ascensions and other events, including balloon departures during the Siege of Paris, 1870-71.
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Illustrated broadside announcements for historic balloon ascensions in Europe
36 prints ; 59 x 60 cm. or smaller. | French and British illustrated broadsides announcing balloon ascensions by Henri Giffard, Eugène Godard, Charles Green, Richard Gypson, John Hampton, and Eugène Robertson; notices for parachute jumps by Elisa Garnerin. Also, conferences and exhibitions about new airship designs by Camille Dupuy, Ernest Petin, Henri Giffard, and others; advertisements for balloon and toy merchants. Broadsides show...