Scaled design drawings for a patent show Aug. Lanteigne's system of aerial navigation, which used a continuous belt of sails to achieve propulsion. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)
Map of the eastern half of the United States and part of Canada showing drainage, relief by hachures, state boundaries, and proposed, projected, and operating railroads.
Scaled design drawing for a patent of a steam paddle-wheel driven motor for dirigible navigation, designed by F. Ducroz of Boulogne, 1859. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82).
Illustration showing train coming out of mountain tunnel and advertisement for sale of farming and wood lands showing men threshing.
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.
Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, Indian reservations, ocean routes, and railroads with emphasis on the main lines.
Map of northern United States and part of Canada showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and railroads. Shaded area shows land grant. Main lines indicated by heavy black and red.
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
Description: U.S. Reports Volume 127; October Term, 1887; California v. Central Pacific Railroad Co. - California v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co. - California v. Northern Railway Co. - California v. California... more
Illustration shows a ship labeled "Republic" flying a banner labeled "U.S.A." navigating storm-tossed seas with a whirlpool labeled "Socialism" and cliffs labeled "Plutocracy" nearby.