This treatise includes six solo dances for women; eight for men; and seventeen duets for a man and a woman, two women, or two men, all choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c... 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
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
Engraving by N. de Launay, drawn by Chev. de Lorimier. Illus. in: Faujas, Descriptien de la Machine, 1783, vol. 2, frontis. Reference copy may be in LOT 4700A. This record contains unverified, old data from cap... More
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
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
French cartoon shows Abbé Miollan as a cat and Janinet with bag of money(?) over his shoulder beating a hasty retreat after the failure of their balloon ascension attempt on July 11, 1784 enraged the crowd of s... More
Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Journal of my forty-fifth ascension : being the first performed in America, on the ninth of January, 1793. Philadelphia : Printed by Charles Cist ..., 1793. Title page... More
Print shows André Jacques Garnerin, first man to descend in a parachute, standing in the gondola of his parachute waving a French flag after release from his balloon (shown deflated at left). His balloon had as... More
Three technical illustrations show "Calotte du parachute" (crown of deployed parachute); "Parachute ployé, à l'instant du départe" (release from ascending balloon); and "Parachute déployé, à l'instant de la sép... More
Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at the Place de la Cathd́rale, Rouen, France. Title from item. Tissandier collection.
Astronomical chart showing a male figure holding an inverted bowl from which water flows, at his feet appears the back of a fish and a balloon forming the constellations. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 2... More
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
LOT subdivision subject: Transportation. Title and other information transcribed from item. Composed by A. Wallerstein. Published by Firth, Pond & Co., 1 Franklin Sq. Lithograph by Sarony & Major, N.Y. No capti... More
Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Charles Green, in his balloon "Monstre," January 9th, 1837, at the Caserne, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière, Paris. Title from item. Tissandier collection.
Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket. At head of title: Under the direct patronage of Her Ma... More
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
Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from the Gas Works, Daventry, England, 1840. Includes a picture of a balloon in flight. Title from item. Tissandier collection.
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." Title from item. Tissandier collection.
Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled "Suffrage Universel" with wings floating above the Pyrenees and headed toward a sign labeled "Espagne". Title from item. Illus. from: Actualités, no. 248. Tissandier collection.
Text-only broadside announcing ascensions by Charles Green in his balloon "Royal Nassau" and Hugh Bell, in his "patent locomotive balloon" from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, England, May 1851. Text also... More
Patent design drawing for a system to regulate the altitude of a balloon while preserving gas and ballast. Features a cross section, scaled detail drawings of component parts and an identification key. Title fr... More
Patent design drawing for a safe system to regulate the altitude of a balloon while preserving gas and ballast. Includes 9 detail views, cross section, elevation, and identification key. Title from item. Tissan... More
Admission ticket to an exhibition of a copper balloon in Paris in the late 1850s. Title from item. Text continues: "Cette machine aérostatique, de forme sphérique, de 10 mètres de diamètre, complètement en cuiv... More
Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1859 Nov. 19). Another copy may be in the Landauer Collection, container 33 (A size). Reference copy may be in LOT 4700. This record contains unverified, old da... More
Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. Reference copy may be in LOT 4700 B. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Freight; Balloons Cat.; Rr Cartoon; Shelf.
Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1861 July 27, p. 476. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Balloons; Geogr.
Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 5, p. 790, 1861. Reference copy may be in LOT 4420-N. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Civil War Recon.; Va. V-; Civil War Ballo... More
U.S. Capitol with dome not yet completed in left foregrd.; view from northeast. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1861 July 27), p. 476. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.
This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Civil War Signal Corps; Civil War Camps G-M-; Civil War Balloons; BI; Shelf.
No. 2350-A. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Prof. Lowe's military balloons near Gaines Mill, Va. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.
This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: CW Signal Corps; CW Camps G-M-; CW Balloons; BI; Shelf.
Periodical illustration shows Felix Nadar's balloon, "Le Geant" over a rural area in its second and final flight in 1863. High winds force the balloon to the ground, dragging the basket dangerously close to an ... More
Broadside announcing the exhibition of a navigable balloon designed by Camille Dupuy at the "boulevart Magenta, 37" and the "rue des Marais, St. Martin" in Paris beginning December 18, 1866. Title from item. Ti... More
Drawing shows Jules Duruof, Gaston Tissandier, and another man in the balloon "Neptune" making a difficult landing on the cliffs off Cape Gris-Nez, France. In the foreground, two shepherdesses and their flock o... More
Scaled design drawing of balloon valve shows 9 captioned views of components and complete assembly. Includes identification key. Tissandier collection. Title from item.
Drawing shows the giant captive balloon constructed by Henri Giffard for the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and brought to London, England, in 1868 and 1869. Balloon is moored at launching site; with numerous onlooke... More
Broadside announcing an ascension of the giant balloon "Le Pole Nord" from the Champ-de-Mars, Paris, June 27, 1869. Proceeds from the event, organized by balloonists Wilfrid de Fonvielle and Gaston Tissandier, ... More
Broadside announcing an ascension of the giant balloon "Le Pole Nord" from the Champ-de-Mars, Paris, June 27, 1869. Proceeds from the event, organized by balloonists Wilfrid de Fonvielle and Gaston Tissandier,... More
Diagram shows (1) "Trajectoire de l'aérostat (elévation)" and (2) "Courbe de trainage (plan)" to document the barometric measurements for altitude and distance covered, made by Gaston Tissandier in the balloon ... More
Broadside announcing a balloon exhibition and ascension by Eugène Godard in his balloon "Cita di Firenze" from the Place St. Michel, Paris. Includes picture of a mirage observed by Godard and Camille Flammarion... More
Drawing shows French balloonists J. de Revilliod and Albert and Gaston Tissandier standing at the right of the basket of the balloon "George Sand," which is tethered at Le Mans, France, during the Siege of Pari... More
Drawing shows the balloon "Jean Bart," flown by Albert and Gaston Tissandier descending over the Seine with tow ropes hanging into the river where landing was attempted during the Siege of Paris. "D'après natur... More
Print shows the balloon "Zenith" piloted by Gaston and Albert Tissandier on an expedition to observe upper air meteorological conditions ascending into the clouds amid rays of sunlight. "Fig. 3." Illus. from an... More
Print shows Jules Duruof and his wife being rescued at sea from the sinking basket of their balloon "Le Tricolore" which lost altitude over the North Sea off the coast of England. Two fishermen help Mrs. Duruof... More