Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"Première ascension d'une montgolfière, à Annonay." The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon in flight above its smoky launching fire; well-dressed people watch from the ground. Copied from A. Sircos and Th. Pallier, "Histoire des ballons et des ascensions célebres", Paris, F. Roy, 1876, page 25.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Hot air balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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