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.