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Ascent of the 19th September, 1783, at Versailles

Ascent of the 19th September, 1783, at Versailles

Montgolfier brothers before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; balloon ascension, France. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. ... more

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, August 7, 1838. Ascent of the Nassau Balloon, combined with the evening entertainments

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, Aug...

Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket. At head of title: Under the direct patronage of Her Ma... more

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens ... H. Brading, Proprietor ... has, at the solicitation of several scientific gentlemen, prevailed on Mr. Gypson, who will ... make an experimental trip, in the Royal Standard balloon, on Monday next, June 3, at ten o'clock at night! ...

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens .....

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... more

By permission and under the patronage of the worshipful the mayor ... Mr. Gypson, will make his 26th ascent, and first from Daventry on Monday, August 31st, 1840 ... with his magnificent silk balloon

By permission and under the patronage of the worshipful the mayor ... ...

Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from the Gas Works, Daventry, England, 1840. Includes a picture of a balloon in flight. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Ascent to the summit of Sinai Feby 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Ascent to the summit of Sinai Feby 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Painting drawn at Siqqat Sydina Musa along the Byzantine monastic and pilgrimage naqb to the summit of Gebel Musa (Biblical Mount Sinai) below the lower stone gate, looking southwest and showing the rock steps ... more

Ascent of the lower range of Sinai February 18th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Ascent of the lower range of Sinai February 18th 1839 / David Roberts,...

Zoom-in painting drawn at the mountain slopes of Gebel Armaziya and Gebel El Sefsafa, looking northwest and showing the northern slopes of Gebel Musa (Biblical Mount Sinai) from right to the centre and the vici... more

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with his new royal Irish national balloon, Erin-Go-Bragh the first ascent this season, will take place on Easter Monday, 24th April, 1848.

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with h...

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." Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Ascent of [H] Bell's aerial machine, from Vauxhall Gardens

Ascent of [H] Bell's aerial machine, from Vauxhall Gardens

Woodcut from Ill. London News, July 27, 1850. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall ... this day, Monday, May 5th, a balloon ascent will positively take place by the veteran Green, in the Royal Nassau balloon ...

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall ... this day, Monday, May 5th, a balloon ascen...

Text-only broadside announcing ascensions by Charles Green in his balloon "Royal Nassau" and Hugh Bell, in his "patent locomotive balloon" from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, England, May 1851. Text also... more

The Rebel General Joseph E. Johnston The ascent of Gauley Mountain, in western Virginia, by the Twelfth Ohio Regiment / / M. Nevin.

The Rebel General Joseph E. Johnston The ascent of Gauley Mountain, in...

Two illustrations: head-and-shoulders portrait of Rebel Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, facing slightly left; and Twelfth Ohio Regiment climbing mountain. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 249 (1861 Oct. 5), p. 636.

[Henry Gifford's huge captive balloon being prepared for ascent from Tuillerie Gardens, Paris]

[Henry Gifford's huge captive balloon being prepared for ascent from T...

This record contains unverified data from old caption card. Tissandier Collection. Sepia photoprint by Dagron Caption card tracings: Balloons; Geogr.; B.I.

[Grand Balloon... de Mr. Henry Giffard, 1878 -  Birds-eye view of Balloon before ascent from Tuillerie Gardens, Paris; large crowd and reviewing stands]

[Grand Balloon... de Mr. Henry Giffard, 1878 - Birds-eye view of Ball...

This record contains unverified data from old caption card. Tissandier Collection. Sepia photoprint by Dagron.

Petra. Umm el-Biyarah. (Earliest Nabatean stronghold). The Couloir ascent. Probable place where Nabateans defended ascent to their stronghold

Petra. Umm el-Biyarah. (Earliest Nabatean stronghold). The Couloir asc...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Grand balloon ascent, on Thursday, October 14th, 1841 ... Mr. Gypson, (from the Royal Zoological Gardens, London), will make his forty-fifth and last ascent this season ...

Grand balloon ascent, on Thursday, October 14th, 1841 ... Mr. Gypson, ...

Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from Chain Bridge, Spalding, England, 1841. Includes picture of a balloon. Title from item. At head of title: By permission and under the immediate pat... more

Grand balloon ascent, on Thursday, October 14th, 1841 ... Mr. Gypson, (from the Royal Zoological Gardens, London), will make his forty-fifth and last ascent this season ...

Grand balloon ascent, on Thursday, October 14th, 1841 ... Mr. Gypson, ...

Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from Chain Bridge, Spalding, England, 1841. Includes picture of a balloon. Title from item. At head of title: By permission and under the immediate pat... more

A grand balloon ascent, Batty's, Thursday, July 1st, 1852 / / Earle.

A grand balloon ascent, Batty's, Thursday, July 1st, 1852 / / Earle.

Poster shows three men and a woman holding flags while sitting in the basket of an ascending balloon labeled "Royal Hippodrom[e]" to advertise a public ascent at Batty's Grand National Hippodrome in London, Eng... more

A grand balloon ascent, Batty's, Thursday, July 1st, 1852 / / Earle.

A grand balloon ascent, Batty's, Thursday, July 1st, 1852 / / Earle.

Poster shows three men and a woman holding flags while sitting in the basket of an ascending balloon labeled "Royal Hippodrom[e]" to advertise a public ascent at Batty's Grand National Hippodrome in London, Eng... more

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