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
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
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
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
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
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
Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour point d'apui une machine aussi simple que facile à manœuvrer, pour avancer et se diriger dans les airs / / composé, dessiné, et gravé par le Sr. Mathieu, mecanitien.
Design drawing shows front and side elevations and plan of balloon with devices designed to facilitate navigation and maneuverability while in the air.
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
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
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.
Scottish cartoon shows a group of men conversing as balloons sail overhead. Possibly Scottish balloonist James Tytler and Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi.
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
Mrs. Sage, the first English female aerial traveller, who ascended with Mr. Biggin in Mr. Lunardi's balloon, from St. George's Fields, June 29th, 1785 ... / L. Shelly, del. ; LeGrand, sculp.
Half-length portrait of the first English woman to ride in a balloon.
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
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
Par autorisation de M. Le Maire de la ville de Rouen. Le Sieur Bollé, inventeur d'un balloon représentant un eléphant ... dont l'inventeur se fera un plaisir de donner la description aux amateurs ...
Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at the Place de la Cathd́rale, Rouen, France.
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
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
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.
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.)
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
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
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.
Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Green in that fatal parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's, July 24th, 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens. And has made twenty-seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th, 1839 / / G.P. Harding, F.S.A., del. et fecit ; Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen.
Head-and-shoulders portrait of solicitor, Edward Spencer, who accompanied balloonist Charles Green on several ascensions. A balloon with an attached parachute is in the background.
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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."
Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled "Suffrage Universel" with wings floating above the Pyrenees and headed toward a sign labeled "Espagne".
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
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.