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
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.
Head-and-shoulders portrait of solicitor, Edward Spencer, who accompanied balloonist Charles Green on several ascensions. A balloon with an attached parachute is in the background.
Due to the static and exposed position of balloon crews, they made excellent sitting targets. As a result balloon crews were the only airmen issued with parachutes during this period...[Original reads: 'OFFICIA... more
Lindbergh standing with doctor (?) or, possibly, Orville Wright, at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri; plane wreckage in background (June 1925?).