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Grand ballon capitf de la cour de Tuileries. 1879 poster showing Henri Giffard's hot-air balloon over the courtyard of Tuileries, Paris

1879 poster showing Henri Giffard's hot-air balloon over the courtyard of Tuileries, Paris

Mr Augustin of Augustijn on his seventh balloon trip from the Drilveld at the Utrecht gate, Amsterdam. Etching, anonymous (Dutch). 1806, Rijksmuseum

Mr Augustin of Augustijn on his seventh balloon trip from the Drilveld at the Utrecht gate, Amsterdam.

Design of a hot-air balloon for the coronation of Napoleon. Watercolour, 1804, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Design of a hot-air balloon for the coronation of Napoleon.

Henri Sivel (1834-75), balloonist. Killed in the 'Zenith' hot-air balloon crash with fellow balloonist Joseph Crocé-Spinelli. It had flown 28,000 feet when they both fainted. A third companion, Gaston Tissandier, survived.

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Killed in the 'Zenith' hot-air balloon crash with fellow balloonist Joseph Crocé-Spinelli. It had flown feet when they both fainted. A third companion, Gaston Tissandier, survived.

Madame Constanze Bittorf flying in her hot-air balloon. By Fegst and I.G. Bullman, Augsburg 1811

Madame Constanze Bittorf flying in her hot-air balloon. By Fegst and I.

The Launch of Jean-Pierre Blanchard's Balloon at The Hague in the gardens of Noordeinde Palace which landed at Zevenhuizen village, 1785. Watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, by G. Carbentus, 1785

The Launch of Jean-Pierre Blanchard's Balloon at The Hague in the gardens of Noordeinde Palace which landed at Zevenhuizen village, Watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, by G.

Hot-air ballooning at dawn (adapted from a photograph by M. Nay)

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Hot-air ballooning at dawn (adapted from a photograph by M. Nay)

Hot-air balloon at  Issy-les-Moulineaux with pilot M. Perisse, Henri Contenet and Edouard Nieuport. Agence Rol, 1911

Hot-air balloon at Issy-les-Moulineaux with pilot M. Perisse, Henri Contenet and Edouard Nieuport.

Hot-air balloon adorned with a bonnet de la Liberté flying over an Austrian camp. French Revolution propaganda print, 1792

Hot-air balloon adorned with a bonnet de la Liberté flying over an Austrian camp.

'Le Flezel' hot-air balloon carrying Joseph Montgolfier and other distinguished passengers over Lyon. Etching, 1784 (or later), Rijksmuseum

'Le Flezel' hot-air balloon carrying Joseph Montgolfier and other distinguished passengers over Lyon. Etching, 1784 (or later), Rijksmuseum

Félix Tournachon 'Nadar' in a gondola of a balloon. By Nadar Studio, c. 1863

philamuseum: Heads up! This Man Crush Monday is floating your way. See him for yourself in “Adventures in Photography: Gifts from Harvey S.”“Self-Portrait in Balloon Gondola,” by Nadar

Félix Tournachon 'Nadar' in a gondola of a balloon. By Nadar Studio, c. 1863

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Self Portrait As An Aeronaut by Gaspard Felix Tournachon

Félix Tournachon 'Nadar' in a gondola of a balloon. By Nadar Studio, c. 1863

Félix Tournachon 'Nadar' in a gondola of a balloon. By Nadar Studio, c. 1863

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