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[Vue du Louvre] / Callot, fec.

The Louvre, Paris, France, with many boats on the Seine in foreground, during annual jousting contest.

Porte de l'entrée du Chasteau du Louvre, du costé de la Riuiere, faict par la conduitte de Monsieur le Vau / I. Marot, fecit.

Entrance of the mansion of the Louvre, in or near Paris, by the river, built under the direction of Monsieur le Vau.

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

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

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal / / Prevost fecit.

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; inset map shows locati... 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

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

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

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

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal.

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; inset map shows locati... more

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

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

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries

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

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans ballon

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

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

French cartoon shows a woman (Physics personified) whipping the bare bottom of one man (possibly Janinet) while another (possibly Abbé Miollan), walks away pulling up his trousers. In the background, men are in... more

Nom de MM les deputes de la ville de Paris, a l'Assemblée National

Print shows the deputies from Paris to the National Assembly aboard a large, ornate carriage being drawn by a bull, lion, sheep, and a snake; ahead of them, leading the procession, are three female figures, one... more

Adieu Bastille

Print shows a man playing a bagpipe, behind him lies a lion on a chain which is draped over his right arm, his left foot rests on a gameboard, at the far end of which is a peg with string attached, the string r... more

L'homme au masque de fer

Print shows a prisoner in chains and wearing an iron mask sitting on a bench in a prison cell, and another man with a lantern and a tray of food entering the cell in the Bastille.

[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

Print shows well-dressed aristocratic women, children, some men, and members of the clergy digging and hauling soil in wheelbarrows in a effort to transform the Champ-de-Mars into a suitable place for the festi... more

The doctor indulged with his favorite scene

Cartoon shows cleric Dr. Richard Price, kneeling on a crown with a demon on his back, peering through a peep-hole into the royal bedroom at Versailles, watching ruffians destroy the Queen's bed and bedroom in s... more

Lafayette au Champ de Mars, ordonne de tirer sur le peuple / Ary Scheffer, del. ; Pollet, sc.

Lafayette at the Champ de Mars orders his soldiers to fire on members of the Cordeliers Club, which had been gathering signatures on the Champ-de Mars for a petition to abolish the monarch on September 3, 1791.

The martydom of Louis XVI, King of France - I forgive my enemies, I die innocent!!! / I. Cruikshank int.

Print shows Louis XVI standing, with a dramatic pose, next to a guillotine. Includes description of the mechanics of the guillotine.

The heroic Charlotte la Cordé, upon her trial, at the bar of the revolutionary tribunal of Paris, July 17, 1793 / Js. Gy. desn. et fect.

Print shows Charlotte Corday standing before the judges of the Revolutionary Tribunal with the body of Marat which lying between them. She responds to the Tribunal, "Wretches, I did not expect to appear before ... more

Hell broke loose, or, The murder of Louis, vide, the account of that unfortunate monarch's execution

Print shows the execution of Louis XVI, King of France, January 21, 1793, by guillotine as citizen Louis Capet. Devils stand on the platform as well as fly overhead, suggesting that the beheading of Louis, with... more

[The plundering of the King's cellar, Paris, 10th August, 1793 (i.e., 1792)] / J. Zoffany Esqr. pinx. ; R. Earlom sculpt.

Engraving after contemporary history genre painting depicting events in Paris, France on August 10th 1792, in particular, the aftermath of the storming of the Tuileries Palace by sansculottes showing the imagin... more

Expérience du parachûte. Le 1er Brumaire an 6 (22 octobre 1797. v.f.) à 5h. 28m. du soir, le citoyen Garnerin, s'éleva à ballon perdu au parc de Monceau ... / Simon Petit, peintre, del. sculp.

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

Vorderseite des Marsfeldes, am 1 Vendemiaire des Jahres VII. Wettrennen. Verbrennen einer hölzernen Burg, durch Aerostaten.

German print shows an imaginary view of the festivities at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, on September 22, 1798. Includes a chariot race, captive balloon, and burning wooden castle, with spectators watchi... 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

Vue brillante de l'aniversaire du 14 juillet 1801

Print shows a crowd viewing fireworks at a Bastille Day celebration in Paris, France. A balloon appears in the upper right corner.

Fête du 14 juillet an IX vue du temple eleve dans le grand carré des Champs Elyseés dans lequel le concert fut exécuté.

Print shows a celebration on the Champs Elyseés in Paris, France, on Bastille Day, July 14, 1801. Includes spectators watching a balloon ascension. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

John Bull in Paris; or, English guineas for French pleasure!

Print shows John Bull standing between two French women offering them a bag of guineas.

German-nonchalence;-or-, the vexation of Little-Boney / Js. Gillray inv. & fct.

Cartoon showing Count Starhemberg riding past Napoleon, sniffing snuff, failing to pay his respects to him.

Supplice de Louis XVI, Place de la Révolution, le 21 Janvier 1793; ou 1er Pluviôse An 1er de la République / Swebach Desfontaines inv. & del. ; Berthault sculps.

Print shows French soldiers, some on horseback, and citizens gathered around the platform where Louis XVI stands before the guillotine on the day of his execution.

Fédération générale faite à Paris, le 14 Juillet 1790 / Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Print shows the first festival of federation, a celebration organized to commemorate the fall of the Bastille and to express French unity under the revolution; shows a large triumphal arch at left center, a cer... more

Translation de Louis seize et de sa famille au temple le 13 Aoust 1792 / Swebach Desfontaines inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Print shows French soldiers and citizens escorting Louis XVI and the royal family in a carriage to the temple on August 13, 1792.

Pillage de la Maison de St. Lazare, le lundi 13 Juillet 1789 / Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Print shows a mob of French citizens looting the Maison de St. Lazare at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789.

Fête de la fondation de la République, 1er Vendémiaire An 5 / Girardet inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Print shows a festival on the occasion of the founding of the Republic, with many spectators on the right watching simultaneous chariot races, horse races, and foot races; the Hôtel des Invalides dominates the ... more

Pillage de la Maison de St. Lazare, le lundi 13 Juillet 1789 / [Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.]

Print shows a mob of French citizens looting the Maison de St. Lazare at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789.

Ludwig XVIII König von Frankreich in Paris

Print shows King Louis XVIII standing on a balcony and a crowd below watching a hot air balloon in the distance.

3ème et dernière expérience de descente en parachute par Melle. Garnerin, au Champ de Mars, dimanche 21 avril, a son profit

Broadside announcing the final parachute jump at Champ-de-Mars, Paris, April 21, by Elisa Garnerin, who made many parachute descents between 1815 and 1836. Includes two pictures of parachutes.

Tivoli. Le dimanche 22 aout, 1824, grand fete extraordinaire a l'occasion de la Saint-Louis. Ascension en balon, par M. Margat ...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Jean Margat, August 22, 1824, Tivoli, Paris, at a festival on the occasion of St. Louis Day. Text indicates Margat will stand on an oblong platform below a ... more

Osteologie du megatherium / Dalton, del. ; Coutant, sculpt.

Fossil skeleton of sloth discovered in South America that proved species could become extinct.

Seconde et dernière ascension du ballon Monstre, construit et dirigé par Mr. Green ... 9 janvier, 1837

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.

Emotions Parisiennes. L'or est une chimère - pour ceux qui n'ont pas le sou / hD.

Print shows a man in a tall black hat with his hands in his pockets, looking sardonically at a window, covered by a grill, behind which sit bowls of coins. Daumier was a French caricaturist and cartoonist, who... more

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

Vue prise du Pont Neuf à Paris / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Martens, sc.

View near the Pont Neuf, including equestrian statue of Henri IV, Paris, France.

Fête de la Concorde, arrivée des corporations au Champ-de-Mars / dessiné par Jules Gaildreau et Ch. Fichot.

Print shows a distant balloon ascending above the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, on May 21, 1848, in a ceremony commemorating the French Republic. A large crowd is assembled in the foreground; monuments, banne... 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."

Cirque Américain - Place du Chateau d'Eau, J.W. Myers, proprietor

Print showing an exterior view of the Place du Chateau d'Eau in Paris, France, with a throng of people in the foreground.

Marie Antoinette condemned by the Revolutionary Tribunal / from the original painting by Paul Delaroche.

Print shows Marie Antoinette, full-length portrait, facing front, with soldiers during her trial by the Revolutionary Tribunal.

Kermesse au jardin des plantes (8 septembre) / A. J. Lallemand, sculpt.

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.

[Place de la Concorde, Paris, France] / E. Baldus.

Place de la Concorde, showing fountains, obelisk and buildings.