LTA, Balloons, France, General; Hammer, William J.. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Surrounded by onlookers, William J. Hammer, Dr. R. G. Wells, and Dr. Abbott Lawrence Rotch prepare for a balloon ascension, November 14, 1889, Paris. A large phonograph speaker horn is installed above the balloon basket ring. Rotch was the founder and first director of the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory.

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Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Date

11/14/1889

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A12501

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