Tag Archives: Balloons

1784: Aranjuez

Antonio Carnicero: Ascent of a Montgolfier Balloon in Aranjuez (1784)

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1908: Flying Machine

Harry Grant Dart: Cover illustration for the magazine The All-Story, October 1908

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1933: Zeppelin

Carel Willink: The Zeppelin (1933)

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1784: First Woman to Fly

On June 4, 1784, at the age of 19, a French opera singer named Élisabeth Thible became the first woman aeronaut in history by ascending in a hot air balloon in Lyon. A painter named M. Fleuranthad had been scheduled … Continue reading

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1875: Flight

“Lunar halo and luminescent cross observed during the balloon Zénith’s long distance flight from Paris to Arcachon in March, 1875.” drawn between 1875 and 1880, possibly by Albert Tissandier (source)

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