Monday, December 10, 2012

Captive Balloon of Henri Giffard Over Paris, 1878

Photographs show Henri Giffard's tethered balloon installed in the courtyard of the Tuileries, Paris, 1878-1879. Includes views of the balloon ballast and control devices; inflation of the balloon; passengers in the gondola; views of the balloon in the air; aerial photographs of Paris; some war-damaged buildings.













(LoC, via Retronaut)

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