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
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
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.
Broadside announcing a parachute jump at Rouen, France, by Elisa Garnerin, who made many parachute descents between 1815 and 1836. Includes two pictures of parachutes.
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."
Italian cartoon shows a man sitting on an upside-down balloon labeled "Prefettura di Napoli," using the balloon basket as a parachute.
Broadside announcing an aeronautics exhibition organized under the direction of balloonist Eugene Godard and held in Paris in 1885. Includes picture of the balloon "L'Avenir" equipped with two separate passenge... more
Drawing shows Scottish pilot William Best (front) and German pilot in sky, both wearing parachutes as their airplanes burn behind them, during World War I.