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Collection Item Summary:

Copy photograph of the right-hand image of an engraving showing two views of Joseph Montgolfier's "Le Flesselles" balloon, Lyon, January 19, 1784. The views show the inflation and the launch of the balloon. The engraving's caption reads "Dédiée à Madame De Flesselle, Intendante De Lyon. I. Premiere Expérience, De La Machine Aerostatique, Nommée Le Flesselle, Construite à Lyon, Sous La Direction De Mr. Joseph Montgolfier; Dessinée Dans Ses Proportions À 1/2 Ligne Par Pied. II. Dé" [NASM artifact number of the complete engraving is A20140643000.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - History
  • Hot air balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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



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