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The aerial steam carriage

The aerial steam carriage

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

Pennington & Cos. aerial steam ship or composite ballon lith. of P.S. Duval, Philada

Pennington & Cos. aerial steam ship or composite ballon lith. of P.S. ...

Print shows an aerial steamship labeled "New Era" that has a chimney at top and a house-like building on the bottom. Includes a portrait of John H. Pennington with facsimile signature and a description of "Stea... more

Mr. Pennington's steam balloon, signs of the times : The Oregon

Mr. Pennington's steam balloon, signs of the times : The Oregon

Print shows an early design for a dirigible-shaped "aerostat" that is powered by steam which drives side-paddles; includes a smokestack at top center and flags at both ends. Title from item. Includes five lines... more

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu'à ce jour

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu...

Broadside depicts two airship designs conceived by Ernst (Ernest) Pétin, incorporating four spherical balloons propelled by manually operated helical screws attached to a large flat surface, the lower part prov... more

Tableau explicatif général. Les effets du vol aérien actif / / lith. Schmid.

Tableau explicatif général. Les effets du vol aérien actif / / lith. S...

Technical illustration shows 21 figures about aeronautics: the mechanics of insect flight (Figs. 1, 3-5), wing design (Figs. 7-9, 13-15), the effects of propellers (Figs. 2 & 6), and a man-powered device design... more

La locomotion aérienne passive. Principes de la nature sur la chûte reelle des corps, opposé aux lois scientifiques / / lith. Schmid.

La locomotion aérienne passive. Principes de la nature sur la chûte re...

Technical illustration shows 14 figures with various designs for parachutes, including Blanchard's parachute, and several vessels with wings. "Invt. & constr. de Tollin" below fig. 11. Title from item. Illus. f... more

Salle de conférences ... Conférences experimentales sur la navigation aérienne par l'ingénieur Camille Vert, de la Drôme le plus léger que l'air par le poisson volant : le plus lourd que l'air par l'homme ailé ...

Salle de conférences ... Conférences experimentales sur la navigation ...

Broadside announcing a conference on flight designs by Camille Vert. Includes pictures of a lighter-than-air 'flying fish' airship and a heavier-than-air 'winged man' ornithopter. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Histoire populaire des ballons et des ascensions célèbres ...

Histoire populaire des ballons et des ascensions célèbres ...

Advertisement for a book by A. Sircos on the history of ballooning, published in 1876 by F. Roy, with illustrations by Albert Tissandier and a preface by F. Nadar. Includes picture of a balloon in flight and ea... more

Ville de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. 63me conférence de la bibliothèque populaire dans la salle du théatre, le mercredi 13 avril 1881 ... par M. Gaston Tissandier ... sur l'exploration de l'atmosphère par les aérostats. Projections à la lumière oxhydrique, par M. Molteni

Ville de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. 63me conférence de la bibliothèque pop...

Text-only broadside announcing Gaston Tissandier's lecture on his exploration of the atmosphere by balloon, held April 13, 1881, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, as part of a library program. Title from item. Tis... more

A. Santos-Dumont

A. Santos-Dumont

Full, n.d. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Eugene Ely

Eugene Ely

H/s (2- facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Louis Bleriot, 1872-1936

Louis Bleriot, 1872-1936

Head, in his monoplane, with another person. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Websters 1872-1936. Caption card tracings:... more

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

Thomas Sopwith's scout biplane. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (-1973); Amer. Heritage...Flight. Caption card trac... more

A.B. Thaw

A.B. Thaw

His wrecked plane. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (-1973); NYT Obit. No O 6, 25:6. Caption card tracings: Airplane... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Lt. E.W. Bagnell

Lt. E.W. Bagnell

Aviator; h/s in airplane, (7 - facing right - right side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). 3947... more

Frank Stanton

Frank Stanton

Full length, standing in front of biplane with dog (Lieut. Lindley), (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Ba... more

F.K. Lane, Jr.

F.K. Lane, Jr.

Full length, standing in front of airplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Flight; Amer. Heritage ... more

Hilary [i.e. Hillery] Beachey

Hilary [i.e. Hillery] Beachey

Full, standing (7 - facing right - right side of face is most visible). Brother of Lincoln Beachey. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library o... more

L. J. Bergdoll

L. J. Bergdoll

Aviator; full length, standing in front of his airplane inside building, (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantha... more

C. Murvin Wood

C. Murvin Wood

Aviator; full length, seated on airplane with his dog "Mona", (1 - left profile). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Aubrun [Aviator]

Aubrun [Aviator]

Bust, seated in plane, (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). 54505. ww... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Henri Salvet

Henri Salvet

Aviator; full length, standing in front of airplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Websters; Amer... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Mme. Franck

Mme. Franck

Full length, seated in biplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Flight; Amer. Heritage Flight. Capt... more

Frank Stanton

Frank Stanton

Head, seated in biplane, 6 men around him with a dog, (1- left profile). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card t... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

R. Clifford Durant

R. Clifford Durant

Aviator; h/s, inside his airplane with another man, (2 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Li... more

C.W. Williams

C.W. Williams

Aviator; 4 photos on 1 neg - 4 photos of his plane (2 with him in it?). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). WWW (-1973); Am... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Lloyd Bertaud

Lloyd Bertaud

Half lgth., standing, (4 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption ca... more

Claude Grahame-White

Claude Grahame-White

In cockpit. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Shelf. No date is given; the numbers on the single ... more

Telegram, Orville Wright to Bishop Milton Wright announcing the first successful powered flight, 17 December 1903

Telegram, Orville Wright to Bishop Milton Wright announcing the first ...

Reproduction number: A88 (color slide); LC-MSS-46706-5 (B&W negative) Before crashing and damaging their flying machine, Orville Wright (1871-1948) and his brother Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) achieved partial avi... more

The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

Description (December 17, 1903) On December 17, 1903, at 10:30am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this airplane arose for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history. Th... more