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Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Baloons and Gas Baloons
Le pilote
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Mongolfière "Le Neptune"

Fonds Trutat - Photographie ancienne..Cote : TRU B 1165.Localisation : Fonds ancien (S 30) .Original non communicable..Titre : Mongolfière "Le Neptune"..Auteur : Trutat, Eugène.Rôle de l’auteur : Phot... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783.

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le Ch. de Lorimier ; gravé par N. de Launay.

Print shows a Montgolfier-style balloon in flight over Paris, France. Remarque shows a balloon in flight surrounded by clouds.

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur machine aërostatique, le 1er decembre 1783

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. "Sic itur ad astra" wr... more

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des lunettes

Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more

Machine aérostatique de 70 pieds de hauteur sur 46 de diametre, qui s'est élevée à Paris, avec deux homme à la hauteur de 324 pieds le 19 oct. 1783

Illustration shows the ornate balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and Girond de Villete in a captive balloon ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (... more

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; spectators in foregrou... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (S... more

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783]

Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de diamètre le 10 [i.e. 19] janvier 1784, à midi 48 min[u]tes

Print shows the balloon, "Le Flesselles" ascending over Lyon, France, on January 19, 1784, carrying seven passengers including Joseph Montgolfier and Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC ... more

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens... more

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries

Print shows Anne-Jean and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, September 19, 1784, accompanied by Colin Hulin. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staf... more

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Book illustration shows five early balloon ascensions in France: two Montgolfier balloons (Fauxbourg St. Antoine and St. Germain); a 1784 balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard; and a Charles and Robert balloon being... more

The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the atmosphere from the artillery ground, Sepr. 15, 1784

Print shows the ascent of Vincent Lunardi from the Moorfields Artillery Grounds, London, September 15, 1784; Lunardi's first ascent and the first balloon ascent in England. He experimented with oars for navigat... more

Stephan und Joseph, Gebrüder Mongolfier [sic], geb. zu Annonay im Vivarais / DeLaunay, del. ; D. Berger, sculp., 1784.

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists; after the gold medal designed by Houdon.

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lunardi's ascension, price three shillings

Admission ticket to one of Vincent Lunardi early balloon ascensions, probably from London, England. Includes a picture of a balloon.

Fowls of a feather flock together / K., fecit, 1785.

Scottish cartoon shows a group of men conversing as balloons sail overhead. Possibly Scottish balloonist James Tytler and Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi.

Rival balloons

British cartoon shows how on a windy day a woman's hat is blown off and takes flight like the balloon shown floating in the distance.

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, a enlevé des hommes dans les airs

Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... more

Vista del globo areostatico que se hechò la tarde 12 de agosto. de 1792, en el jardin del buen Retiro el qual por la elevacion que tomo se perdio de vista y cayò en Daganzoas leguas de Madrid

Print shows Vincenzo Lunardi riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from Buon Retiro gardens, Madrid, August 12, 1792; the first balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

Vista del globo areostatico qe. se hecho ante Ss. Ms. y su Rl. familia el dia 8 de enero de 1793 en el qual fue Dn. Vicente Lunardi y cayó â las 2 de la tarde ...

Print shows Vincente Lunardi ascending from the Royal Palace, Madrid, January 8, 1793 with royal coat-of-arms hanging from the gondola; Lunardi's second balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC st... more

Vista del globo aereostatico que se hechò ante sus magesta des y su real familia en el qual fue Dn. Vicente Lunardi el dia 8 de enero de 1793 ...

Print shows Vincenzo Lunardi ascending from the Royal Palace, Madrid, January 8, 1793 with royal coat-of-arms hanging from the gondola; Lunardi's second balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC st... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing people in hysterics, possibly over an imminent balloon ascension by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." From the ceiling hangs a balloon ... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing a scene at a failing balloon ascension, in the interests of scientific inquiry, possibly by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." Men strug... more

Parachute renversè de Henin

Print shows man standing in the basket of an ascending balloon which features an elaborate system of sails and a reversed parachute underneath the basket.

L'Hirondelle. V. Triquet

Print shows the balloon "L'Hirondelle V. Triquet" flying with two men on board.

Dees Nederlandsche Koe, altoos door Waereld-grooten ...

Dutch political cartoon about the partitioning of the Netherlands shows the shorning and dismembering of the "Nederlandsche" cow. The "Neêrlands" lion, an enraged Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (with sword dr... more

Le globe volant

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket.

Société d'expériences aérostatiques Direction 24 rue Maubeuge, Paris.

Advertisement showing a balloon with several persons standing in the basket, one climbing the ropes just above the basket. Tricolor banners hanging from the balloon announce the "Société d'expériences aerostati... more

La Sirène

Print shows the balloon "La Sirène" flying with one man on board. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

Vue de la salle de Walse construite au carré de la laiterie (soixante pieds de diametre) ; Vue du temple de la paix dans le grand carré des Champs Elisées

Print shows celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the French Republic, July 14, 1801 in two images, including a tent for dancing and a balloon ascension from which André Jacques Garnerin descends ... more

To his royal highness Fredrick Duke of York, this plate of Satan holding th prepondrence of power; or, Bounaparte's threat, is most humbly inscribed, by E. Sanders

Print shows Satan holding a balance to which, on one end is attached a hot-air balloon with a bishop, possibly the Duke of York, and another man standing on top, its lightness has skewed the balance to end over... more

Luftfahrt des Herrn Professors Bourguet ; zu Berlin den 23 May Ao 1804 / Tollen, tsc.

Bust portrait of Professor Bourguet. Surrounding portrait are illustrations of items related to ballooning including barrels of gas, books and a compass, a balloon, and a parachute.

Ludwig XVIII König von Frankreich in Paris

Print shows King Louis XVIII standing on a balcony and a crowd below watching a hot air balloon in the distance.

Fête de pantin

Print shows a balloon with mechanism attached to the bottom of the basket, possibly an elaborate fireworks display.

Elevazione aereobatica eseguita da Francezco Orlandi in Bologna nei puba. giardini li 6 Novembre 1828

Print shows the balloon of Francesco Orlandi ascending over the public gardens of Bologna, Italy, November 6, 1828. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

Les quatre éléments. Louis était un enfant léger qui n'apportait aucume application à l'étude; ...

French comic strip shows a young boy, "Louis," who decides to apply himself at school after unfortunate experiences with the four elements. Louis learns about fire by getting burned while working for a baker; a... more

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubriant, ambassadeur à Rome en 1830

Drawing shows a crowd gathered around a balloon on the ground at the festivities prepared by Ambassador W.R. Chateaubriant in honor of the Grand Duchess of Russia in Rome, 1830. A second balloon is in sky at up... more

Concours sur le meilleur moyen d'élever un ballon sans perte de gaz de lest / Louis Panafieu, membre de la Société aèrostatique.

Design drawing shows proposal by Louis Panafieu in which the operator in an open car attached to the balloon achieves lift without loss of gas in ballast by manipulating cords on underside of the balloon. Inclu... more

La patrie est en danger / F. d'Orléans, j[ui]n 1830.

French political cartoon uses a scene from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to compare the situation surrounding the 1830 July Revolution in France to the time when l'Assemblée (the French revolutionary gove... more

Second series: Sketches by Boz ; Seven dials

The title page illustration at the left for Dickens' "Sketches by Boz," shows a crowd of people waving to two men leaving in a hot air balloon. The adjacent illustration, for p. 149, "Seven Dials," shows a cr... more

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, August 7, 1838. Ascent of the Nassau Balloon, combined with the evening entertainments

Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket.

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens ... H. Brading, Proprietor ... has, at the solicitation of several scientific gentlemen, prevailed on Mr. Gypson, who will ... make an experimental trip, in the Royal Standard balloon, on Monday next, June 3, at ten o'clock at night! ...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... more

Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

French cartoon shows a long line of people, with more arriving by stagecoach and railroad, at a medicine show where a quack with a lion's head, the "Prodige de la chimie," is marketing his hair tonic "De pommad... more

La daguerreotypomanie / Maurisset.

French cartoon about the rush to try photography after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre revealed his process in 1839. Print shows long lines of people waiting to be photographed and others eager to support the craz... more

Locomotion atmospherique, système d'Helle, ingénieur-mécanicien

Broadside announcing a navigable balloon design invented by M. d'Helle. Includes a picture of d'Helle's propeller-powered balloon.

By permission and under the patronage of the worshipful the mayor ... Mr. Gypson, will make his 26th ascent, and first from Daventry on Monday, August 31st, 1840 ... with his magnificent silk balloon

Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from the Gas Works, Daventry, England, 1840. Includes a picture of a balloon in flight.

Trente jours de plaisirs. 1000 fr. de plaisirs pour 15 fr. Pour 50 centimes par jour, on pourra, pendant un mois, aller chaque jour a des théatres, bals, concerts, cirques, arènes, etc. / Mainster.

Advertisement for a monthly subscription to theatrical productions, balls, concerts, the circus, and other entertainments, probably at venues in and around Paris. Text appears within an outline of a balloon asc... more

Le pilote

Print shows two men standing in basket of balloon, "Le Pilote".

Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden / Cajetan, delt. ; J.W. Zinke, sc.

Austrian print satirizes the intended trans-Atlantic balloon voyage of Charles Green by showing his arrival among the Maori in the Antipodes Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Juvenile fete, next Wednesday, 21st ...

Text-only broadside announcing a festival at Vauxhall Gardens, London, England, 1841?. Includes a list of the events and scheduled performances, including the release of the balloon "Fat Boy." "A great personag... more

Francesco Arban di Lione areonauta espertissimo esegui il suo dodicesimo volo in Roma il di 14 aprile dell' Anno 1846 ... / Spinetti dis. ; lit. Santarelli.

Print shows the balloon of Francesco Arban ascending above a map of Rome and its environs, showing the route of his balloon voyage from Villa Borghese, Rome, to Acqua Martina near Riete, April 14, 1846. (Source... more

Francesco Arban di Lione

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist, Francesco Arban, commemorating his twelfth flight. Includes items related to his work: a gas bag and netting, a telescope, barrels of gas, and a balloon ascendi... more

Nouveau système de locomotion aérienne du Docteur Van Hecke / dessine et gravé par [ Ch de Ck? ].

Design drawing for system of harnessing several balloons in descending size to provide the lift to transport various weights of people and mail, proposed by Dr. Van Hecke of Brussels. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC... more

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with his new royal Irish national balloon, Erin-Go-Bragh the first ascent this season, will take place on Easter Monday, 24th April, 1848.

Broadside announcing an ascension and parachute jump from the Rotunda Gardens, Dublin, Ireland, by balloonist John Hampton. Includes a picture of his balloon "Erin-Go-Bragh."

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

French cartoon about kings departing for the moon, possibly in reference to the end of monarchy in Europe. Print shows several balloons labeled "Service du roi" from Spain, Prussia, Denmark, Naples, etc., landi... more

Le diamant de bluze est une nouvelle découverte qui vient de jeter une véritable panique dans le commerce des vrais diamants ...

Advertisement for a Paris jewelry store depicting a man sitting in a ring tied to a balloon labeled "Palais des diamants."

Espérons que ce ballon d'essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif / A. Danjay.

Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled "Suffrage Universel" with wings floating above the Pyrenees and headed toward a sign labeled "Espagne".

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & United States mail contractors

American political cartoon about the awarding of United States mail contracts. Print shows steamships (two shaped like rocking horses) and a balloon labeled "California mail balloon via Nicaragua," with discuss... more

L'arriveé

Drawing shows the descent of a balloon with a parachutist below and balloonist in basket controlling descent.

Ils montaient, ils montaient toujours

French political cartoon shows a greedy Louis Napoleon trying to climb higher by hanging onto the ropes of a balloon, topped with a crown. The basket breaks free spilling bags of money, and a woman and a child ... more

Kermesse au jardin des plantes (8 septembre) / A. J. Lallemand, sculpt.

Print shows a woman in the basket of an inflated balloon on the ground at right ready for ascent and a crowd in the foreground gathered to celebrate a September fair in the Royal Gardens, Paris, France.