Print shows an aerial steamship labeled "New Era" that has a chimney at top and a house-like building on the bottom. Includes a portrait of John H. Pennington with facsimile signature and a description of "Stea... more
Print shows an early design for a dirigible-shaped "aerostat" that is powered by steam which drives side-paddles; includes a smokestack at top center and flags at both ends. Title from item. Includes five lines... more
Broadside depicts two airship designs conceived by Ernst (Ernest) Pétin, incorporating four spherical balloons propelled by manually operated helical screws attached to a large flat surface, the lower part prov... more
Technical illustration shows 21 figures about aeronautics: the mechanics of insect flight (Figs. 1, 3-5), wing design (Figs. 7-9, 13-15), the effects of propellers (Figs. 2 & 6), and a man-powered device design... more
Technical illustration shows 14 figures with various designs for parachutes, including Blanchard's parachute, and several vessels with wings. "Invt. & constr. de Tollin" below fig. 11. Title from item. Illus. f... more
Broadside announcing a conference on flight designs by Camille Vert. Includes pictures of a lighter-than-air 'flying fish' airship and a heavier-than-air 'winged man' ornithopter. Title from item. Tissandier collection.
Advertisement for a book by A. Sircos on the history of ballooning, published in 1876 by F. Roy, with illustrations by Albert Tissandier and a preface by F. Nadar. Includes picture of a balloon in flight and ea... more
Text-only broadside announcing Gaston Tissandier's lecture on his exploration of the atmosphere by balloon, held April 13, 1881, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, as part of a library program. Title from item. Tis... more
Reproduction number: A88 (color slide); LC-MSS-46706-5 (B&W negative) Before crashing and damaging their flying machine, Orville Wright (1871-1948) and his brother Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) achieved partial avi... more
Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: PI; Women; Shelf.