No. 1. Les Fréres Montgolfier; No. 2. 1re Expérience a Annonay.


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

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National Air and Space Museum

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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Cards, Collecting


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 11.3 × 15.4cm (4 7/16 × 6 1/16 in.)

Physical Description

  • No. 1 and No. 2 from a series of collecting cards about ballooning. Each has a printed image on the front, with description of the event in French on the reverse. 'Collection 476. Romanet & Cie. Imp. Edit. Paris.'
  • No. 1: Image shows a monument and medallion honoring the Montgolfier brothers. A scene from one of their ascensions is in the background.
  • No. 2: Image shows the first ballooning experience at Annonay on June 4, 1783. Balloon is ascending with a celebrating crowd below.



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