Rolls in a Basket
Description: "Photograph of the late C.S. Rolls and Hon. Mrs. Assheton Harbord in basket of balloon", by Horace Hall...Charles Stewart Rolls became interested in flying after he had already founded Rolls-Royce in 1904. Though the badge is indistinct this balloon may be his 'Midget'. In 1910 Rolls was killed in an aeroplane accident...Mrs. Assheton Harbord owned her own balloon (Nebia) and was a dedicated aeronaut, crossing the Channel a number of times...Date: c.1910..Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/547 ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=6&CATID=251061&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=copy+1/547 ) /125..This image is from the collections of The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons...For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary ) .
Hot Air Baloons and Gas Baloons
This exhibition of photographs from The National Archives was produced in 2000 as part of a larger exhibition put together by partners in the Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access (SEPIA) project. Institutions from across Europe provided images from their own holdings showing transport of all kinds across the Continent. The collection shows the technical development; the marvels of design and construction that improvements in transport spawned. Transport has fundamentally altered the world in which we live and these images cover everything from horsepower to airpower.