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[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.
Retro-Futurism​ and Vintage [Science] Fiction Images Collection

Retrofuturism is a movement in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era. If futurism is sometimes called a "science" bent on anticipating what will come, retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation.
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[Aerialist wearing wings strapped to his shoulders and feet while suspended from a balloon]

[Aerialist wearing wings strapped to his shoulders and feet while susp...

Tissandier collection. Public domain image of a balloon aerostat, early aeronautics, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the comin...

This image has been taken from scan 000236 from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated f... More

The Future of Trinity Church - Public domain architectural engraving

The Future of Trinity Church - Public domain architectural engraving

Cartoon showing church with a large building built around it. Wood engraving by Albert Levering. Illus. in: Puck, 1907 March 6. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4249. This record contains unverified, old data from capti... More

Forbidden Planet Movie, Tekniska museet, Sweden

Forbidden Planet Movie, Tekniska museet, Sweden

Förbjuden värld 1959. Public domain image of 20th century Sweden, Industrial history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Art Deco Poster, Movie Poster

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Art Deco Poster, Movie Poster

Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" shows the character Maria in Rotwang's transformation machine. Exchange ; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Masse zu - Public domain  drawing

Masse zu - Public domain drawing

Print shows several people in a hot-air balloon with bombs bursting around them, masses of dead people on the ground, in a scene depicting an imagined the end of the world. Title and other descriptive informati... More

World's Fair, railroad pageant. Woman of the future from the cast of Railroads on Parade

World's Fair, railroad pageant. Woman of the future from the cast of R...

The New York World's Fair was a large international exposition held in New York City, United States in 1939-1940. The 1939-1940 World's Fair was themed "The World of Tomorrow" and featured pavilions and exhibit... More

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket. Landauer Co... More

[Submarine passing the bow of a ship]

[Submarine passing the bow of a ship]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1933:0034). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as cover of: Collier's magazine, March 20, 1915.

Projet d'une traversée du pole Nord en ballon / Poyet.

Projet d'une traversée du pole Nord en ballon / Poyet.

Print at bottom of page shows a cross section of the basket beneath the balloon, "Le Sivel" during its expedition to the North Pole. Interior of cabin includes a central living area occupied by four men, an are... More

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

"Greater New York." Caption: An actual scene. Created and "copyrigh[t] 1898 by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y." No. 6325. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Parachute renversè de Henin - Public domain book illustration

Parachute renversè de Henin - Public domain book illustration

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. "Page 178." Illustration from an unidentified book or p... More

Plateforme aérienne cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Chardanne. Feiulle no. 1 / dressé et presenté ... le 19 mars 1853, Vaussin-Chardanne.

Plateforme aérienne cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Char...

Scaled design drawing shows a system for navigating an airship using propellers. Includes plans of dirigible platform body and complete platform assembly, and identification key. Tissandier collection.

[Cures d'air dans la montagne] / A. Robida.

[Cures d'air dans la montagne] / A. Robida.

Drawing shows an airship "Cures d'air" supporting the "Pension Bellevue" for individuals requiring medical care and floating above a mountainous region. One of the artist's conceptions for his book on life in t... More

The future of the ticker / Glackens.

The future of the ticker / Glackens.

Illustration shows an outlandishly dressed tour guide at a museum explaining an exhibit showing a ticker tape machine to an equally outlandishly dressed couple touring the museum. Caption: Museum Attendant (in... More

The zeppelin raids: the vow of vengeance. Drawn for "The Daily Chronicle" by Frank Brangwyn A.R.A. 'Daily Chronicle' readers are covered against the risks of bombardment by zeppelin or aeroplane / / designed by Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A. ; printed by The Avenue Press, Ltd., Bouverie St., London, E.C.

The zeppelin raids: the vow of vengeance. Drawn for "The Daily Chronic...

Poster showing a soldier shaking his fist at a zeppelin following bombing.

Projet de ballon remorqué par un gypaète apprivoisé, publié par Mme Tessiore, née Vitalis, en 1845.

Projet de ballon remorqué par un gypaète apprivoisé, publié par Mme Te...

Picryl description: Public domain image of an early aircraft, balloon, airship, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais et Boulogne

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais e...

Print shows Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jefferies arriving in Calais after crossing the English Channel in a hot air balloon. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. Dollfus 40; Gibbs-Smith... More

The aerial steam carriage - Drawing. Public domain image.

The aerial steam carriage - Drawing. Public domain image.

Pictorial lettersheet shows British inventor William Samuel Henson's proposed steam powered flying machine in an imaginary flight over the Thames River, London, 1843. Attempts to fly a model of the aerial steam... More

Their first Christmas eve; - a vision of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Their first Christmas eve; - a vision of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a well-dressed couple sitting on a sofa before a fire in the fireplace, with the spirits of three young children dancing around a Christmas tree; there are art-nouveau style furnishings (lamp and fl... More

The invasion of England / L.M. Glackens.

The invasion of England / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows German soldiers and officers invading England by means of hot-air balloons and other types of airships; also shows German emperor William II dictating "Fall of Albion an epic poem by the Kais... More

Un projet de ballon dirigeable à voile et de parachute conique.

Un projet de ballon dirigeable à voile et de parachute conique.

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Machinery DIG3491 Tekniska museet, Sweden

Machinery DIG3491 Tekniska museet, Sweden

Robot "Vanya". Public domain image of 20th century Sweden, Industrial history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Projet de ballon dirigeable rotatoire de Pierre Ferrand (1835).

Projet de ballon dirigeable rotatoire de Pierre Ferrand (1835).

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Movie Poster

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Movie Poster

Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" shows the character Maria in Rotwang's transformation machine. Exchange ; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch riding to the moon in a ship on a chain track; inset shows Herschel's machine and moon observatory.

Le globe volant. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Le globe volant. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket. "Page 164." Illus. from an unidentified book or periodical. Tissandier collection.

fantasy art from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

fantasy art from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... More

The air-serpent / Frank A. Nankivell 1909.

The air-serpent / Frank A. Nankivell 1909.

Illustration shows a large winged-serpent wearing a friendly mask, frightening the passengers aboard an airship. Caption: Which of our aerial navigators will report him first? Illus. in: Puck, v. 65, no. 1689 ... More

Set in their ways / L.M. Glackens.

Set in their ways / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows an old man labeled "Republican Reactionary" and an old woman labeled "Democratic Reactionary" standing together, looking up at a dirigible labeled "Progressive Policies". Caption: "Well, the... More

Estampe montrant l'intérieur d'un avion acommercial destiné au transport des voyagers sur la ligne Paris-Londres.

Estampe montrant l'intérieur d'un avion acommercial destiné au transpo...

Public domain photograph of passenger train car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

L'affiche des lignes aériennes Latécoère.

L'affiche des lignes aériennes Latécoère.

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Le Précurseur de Jullien - Public domain portrait drawing

Le Précurseur de Jullien - Public domain portrait drawing

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with a human-bat creature, two other supernatural creatures, and a lunar landscape. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. Accession b... More

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch riding to the moon in a ship on a chain track; inset shows Herschel's machine and moon observatory.

Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Hanger No. 1, Cummins Avenue, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, CA

Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Hanger No. 1, Cummins Avenue, Moffett...

Significance: In the nation's quest to provide security for the lengthy expanse of its coastlines the opportunity for air reconnaissance was realized by the futuristic Admiral William A. Moffett. Through his ef... More

Navire aérien, le poisson volant, inventé et exécuté par M. Camille Vert, ingénieur-mécanicien ... / Paris, Camille Vert, rue de la Pépinière, 86.

Navire aérien, le poisson volant, inventé et exécuté par M. Camille Ve...

Broadside announcing the exhibit at the Palais de l'industrie, séances expérimentales in Paris of a fish-shaped, steam-powered airship designed by Camille Vert. Features design drawing of the airship, equipped ... More

Le Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 / A. Robida.

Le Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 / A. Robida.

Print shows a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the Opera. Many types of aircraft are depicted including buses and limousenes, police patrol the skies, and women are seen driving their ow... More

Arènes du sport aéronautique sous la direction de Eugène Godard, aîné, lundi de Paques, 6 avril 1885, à 2 heures. Experience publique de navigation aérienne, système A. Brisson (Breveté S.G.D.G.) ...

Arènes du sport aéronautique sous la direction de Eugène Godard, aîné,...

Broadside announcing an aeronautics exhibition organized under the direction of balloonist Eugene Godard and held in Paris in 1885. Includes picture of the balloon "L'Avenir" equipped with two separate passenge... More

A peep at the future of government ownership / L.M. Glackens.

A peep at the future of government ownership / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows various forms of transportation owned by the government and operated by an abundance of government employees, suggesting that some level of corruption is also an aspect of federal, state, or ... More

Man from Planet X / World Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

Man from Planet X / World Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

Photograph shows a man dressed in a Martian costume. NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

The Brooklyn of the future. - Public domain architectural plan drawing

The Brooklyn of the future. - Public domain architectural plan drawing

Public domain photograph of architecture design, diagram, drawing, building plan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

Drawing shows a dwelling structure elevated above rooftops and designed to revolve and adjust in various directions. An occupant points to an airship with a fish-shaped bag in the sky lower right. One of the ar... More

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. Pompéien-Piraud, inventeur / / B. Arnaud.

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. P...

Print shows the airship "Avenir" floating above a coastline, ships at sea, and a small balloon in the background.

Lana's aeronautic vessel - A drawing of a boat with three spheres on it

Lana's aeronautic vessel - A drawing of a boat with three spheres on i...

Public domain image of a balloon aerostat, early aeronautics, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

Caption: The fly cop. Created and "copyright 1898 by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y." No. 6323. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Prof. A.T. Glasgow, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Prof. A.T. Glasgow, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870...

"Russell-Morgan Print." Created and "copyrighted 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin. & N.Y." No. 4147. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

science fiction from "Babylon Electrified. The history of an expedition undertaken to restore ancient Babylon by the power of electricity, and how it resulted ... Translated ... by Frank Linstow White. Illustrated by Montader"

science fiction from "Babylon Electrified. The history of an expeditio...

This image has been taken from scan 000193 from "Babylon Electrified. The history of an expedition undertaken to restore ancient Babylon by the power of electricity, and how it resulted ... Translated ... by Fr... More

Plateforme aérienne, cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Chardanne. Feuille no. 2 / dressé et presenté ... le 19 mars 1853, Vaussin-Chardanne.

Plateforme aérienne, cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Cha...

Design drawing shows a system for powering an airship with manually operated propellers. Includes longitudinal views of dirigible platform assembly and identification key. Tissandier collection.

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam comforting a crying female figure labeled "Cuba", as two men with broken swords labeled "Insurgent" and "Spaniard" take a break from fighting. Caption: When insurgent and Spaniard have wo... More

steampunk from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

steampunk from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000310 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

The consumer's only chance / Frank A. Nankivell.

The consumer's only chance / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows a woman mooring an airship to the chimney on the roof of her home by the light of a full moon; on board the airship are "American Goods Bought in England" that are being smuggled into the U.S... More

It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bomb. Join the army at once & help to stop an air raid. God save the king / Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., 50, Grey Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bo...

Poster showing a dirigible in the night sky over London, illuminated by a searchlight.

Combat entre un avion allemand Fokker et un avion français Voisin. Aquarelle exécutée en 1916 par M. Bourguignon.

Combat entre un avion allemand Fokker et un avion français Voisin. Aqu...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of portrait art painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Garros traversant la Méditerranée. Estampe de la Vie au grand Air (1913).

Garros traversant la Méditerranée. Estampe de la Vie au grand Air (191...

Public domain scan of 20th century French drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Le ballon dirigeable «l'Aigle», construit en 1834 par le comte de Lennox.

Le ballon dirigeable «l'Aigle», construit en 1834 par le comte de Lenn...

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Au Petit-Luxembourg. La défense contre avions.

Au Petit-Luxembourg. La défense contre avions.

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

[Balloons, airships, and other flying machines designed with some form of propulsion] / E. Morieu, sc.

[Balloons, airships, and other flying machines designed with some form...

Single sheet with 45 numbered illustrations; lacking identification key. No. 18 shows a collapsible Montgolfier balloon from 1784; no. 23 is the design for a glider balloon as described in "Reflections on the ... More

[Balloons, airships, and other flying machines designed with some form of propulsion] / E. Morieu, sc.

[Balloons, airships, and other flying machines designed with some form...

Single sheet with 45 numbered illustrations; lacking identification key. No. 18 shows a collapsible Montgolfier balloon from 1784; no. 23 is the design for a glider balloon as described in "Reflections on the ... More

[Humorous portrayal of a man who flies with wings attached to his tunic]

[Humorous portrayal of a man who flies with wings attached to his tuni...

Public domain scan of 15th-16th century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s.c. Public domain  image

Patent drawing - Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 ...

Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of... More

Saté, présidant a la région inférieure, ( la Junon égyptienne.)

Saté, présidant a la région inférieure, ( la Junon égyptienne.)

Public domain illustrated book page scan, related to Egypt, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Domitor / H. Franco̧is. - Lithograph, public domain, Library of Congress

Domitor / H. Franco̧is. - Lithograph, public domain, Library of Congre...

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes open on an axis exten... More

Domitor / H. Franco̧is. - Engraving, Public domain image

Domitor / H. Franco̧is. - Engraving, Public domain image

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes in open position exte... More

Voyage a la lune - Drawing. Public domain image.

Voyage a la lune - Drawing. Public domain image.

French cartoon shows a man riding on a bicycle-like flying machine while looking through a telescope attached to the front. Two balloons, "Veloc[ipedes]" and "Domanie," are attached at front and rear as are pro... More

The Future Washington, proposed treatment of monument and gardens

The Future Washington, proposed treatment of monument and gardens

Public domain scan of a plan of settlement buildings, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Picryl description: Public domain image of portrait, 18th century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions

Picryl description: Public domain image of portrait, 18th century prin...

Public domain image, 18th-century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description - Picryl description

La nacelle du ballon dirigeable de Dupuy de Lôme, pendant l'expérience du 2 février 1872.

La nacelle du ballon dirigeable de Dupuy de Lôme, pendant l'expérience...

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Bombardement de la côte anglaise par un Zeppelin. Document édité à Berlin.

Bombardement de la côte anglaise par un Zeppelin. Document édité à Ber...

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Portrait de Guynemer, dessiné par L.-C. Breslau, en février 1916.

Portrait de Guynemer, dessiné par L.-C. Breslau, en février 1916.

Public domain scan of portrait art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt. - Drawing. Public domain image.

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt. - Drawing. Public domain image.

Technical illustration shows Besnier's 1678 design for a flying machine using arm and leg power, two views of Jakob Degen's man-powered flying machine, and two views after designs published in Thomas Walker's "... More

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his observatory at the Cape of Good Hope and copied from sketches in the Edinburgh Journal of Science.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his...

Print shows illustration for the New York Sun relating to the Great Moon Hoax with human-bat creatures, unicorns, and other imaginery beings on the Moon. 246 U.S. Copyright Office. Publication date based on co... More

steampunk from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

steampunk from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terr...

This image has been taken from scan 000392 from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated f... More

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a v...

This image has been taken from scan 000049 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... More

[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.

[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.

Drawing shows a woman at the wheel of a futuristic aircraft. A man sits beside her. The drawing appeared on the cover of "All Story" magazine. Accession box no. 55 (C size)

Airships are getting so dreadfully commonplace / Will Crawford.

Airships are getting so dreadfully commonplace / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a two panel cartoon showing on the left, pedestrians and people in and on top of buildings looking with amazement at an airplane flying over a city; and on the right, citizens no longer take ... More

Projet de Louis Panafieu. - Public domain portrait drawing

Projet de Louis Panafieu. - Public domain portrait drawing

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch standing in a ship in which he has returned from the moon with bottles of "acqua lunateca." Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Dr... More

Image populaire relative à la catastrophe du Zénith (15 avril 1875).

Image populaire relative à la catastrophe du Zénith (15 avril 1875).

Picryl description: Public domain image of an early aircraft, balloon, airship, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

"Greater New York." Caption: An actual scene. Created and "copyrigh[t] 1898 by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y." No. 6325. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with a human-bat creature, two other supernatural creatures, and a lunar landscape. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. Accession b... More

Aviation, études, essais et inventions qui, sans résourdre le problème de l'aviation, ont pourtant donné des résultats intéresssants et encourageants à l'auteur / dédié par l'auteur aux chercheurs, expérimentateurs, inventeurs et amis de l'aviation, aoùt 1866, Bourcart.

Aviation, études, essais et inventions qui, sans résourdre le problème...

Design drawings for a man-powered flying machine with manually controlled wings entitled, "Vélocipède aérien," proposed by Jean Jacques Bourcart, Paris, August, 1866. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)... More

[Albert Tissandier (left), Gaston Tissandier (right), and an unidentified man in the basket of their airship demonstrating an electric navigational system featuring a propeller] / P. Ferat ; E.A. Tilly, sc.

[Albert Tissandier (left), Gaston Tissandier (right), and an unidentif...

Tissandier collection. Public domain scan of portrait print from Library of Congress, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulevard Sébastopol, musique nouvelle de Tar-Caen / / Ch. Levy.

Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulev...

French circus poster shows two performers in the basket of an airship navigated by a rudder and a propeller. The basket bears the date 1884. Tissandier collection.

"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a future 4th of July celebration where women have gained suffrage and equality; it shows young and old women ringing a bell labeled "Equal Rights", as women emerge from underground and participate i... More

Old words to a new air / Frank A. Nankivell.

Old words to a new air / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows John Bull, standing with one foot on England and the other on Ireland, holding strings attached to many warships which encircle the United Kingdom, while overhead fly menacing armed aircraft.... More

The old and the new / BBaker. - Political cartoon, public domain image

The old and the new / BBaker. - Political cartoon, public domain image

Illustration shows the new year, "1911", arriving by airplane, while on the ground Father Time looks aghast at the airplane overhead and the wreck of his automobile labeled "1910".

Portrait de Louis Blériot publié peu de temps après la traversée de la Manche.

Portrait de Louis Blériot publié peu de temps après la traversée de la...

Public domain scan of 20th century French drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Technical illustration shows Besnier's 1678 design for a flying machine using arm and leg power, two views of Jakob Degen's man-powered flying machine, and two views after designs published in Thomas Walker's "... More

Aquarelle représentant un essai de vol par ailes battantes dans la première partie du XIXe siècle.

Aquarelle représentant un essai de vol par ailes battantes dans la pre...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of portrait art painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Aux sceptiques. - Public domain  drawing

Aux sceptiques. - Public domain drawing

Picryl description: Public domain image of a biplane aircraft, pilot, aviator, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

A musical farce comedy, The air ship by J.M. Gaites.

Caption: The fly cop. Created and "copyright 1898 by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y." No. 6323. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s.c.

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s...

Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of... More

Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Hanger No. 1, Cummins Avenue, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, CA

Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Hanger No. 1, Cummins Avenue, Moffett...

Significance: In the nation's quest to provide security for the lengthy expanse of its coastlines the opportunity for air reconnaissance was realized by the futuristic Admiral William A. Moffett. Through his ef... More

Patent drawing - Navire aérien dirigeable. Systême J.B. Métivier, force ascensionnelle 90,000 kos. Public domain  image

Patent drawing - Navire aérien dirigeable. Systême J.B. Métivier, forc...

Scaled design drawing for a patent submitted by J.B. Métivier shows two cross-sections for a fish shaped airship utilizing balloons, sails, bellows, and propellers to transport passengers. (Source: A.G. Renstro... More

[Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below]

[Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below]

Bella C. Landauer collection. Appears to be one sheet from a larger poster. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1964:R1.

Les ateliers de constructions aéronautiques Lachambre à Vaugirard, en 1883. Dessin d'Albert Tissandier.

Les ateliers de constructions aéronautiques Lachambre à Vaugirard, en ...

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated book page scan, drawings, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

The universal church of the future - from the present religious outlook / J. Keppler.

The universal church of the future - from the present religious outloo...

Illustration shows an interior view of a hall in a museum with four men sitting quietly beneath a shelf of "Books of Religious Reference"; there is a small crowd gathered before them. Further along the hall is ... More

science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the comin...

This image has been taken from scan 000371 from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated f... More

The King in Yellow - A book with a picture of a woman and a bird

The King in Yellow - A book with a picture of a woman and a bird

Public domain scan of scient fiction illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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