No. 6. Premier Essai de Direction des Aérostats Guyton de Morveau ; No. 7. Traversée de la Manche par Blanchard et le Docteur Jefferies


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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 × 15.2cm (4 7/16 in. × 6 in.)

Physical Description

  • No. 6 and No. 7 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. 6: Image shows a balloon with sails aloft over a town. Portrait of Guyton de Morveau in the bottom right corner.
  • No. 7: Image shows the crossing of the English Channel by Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries in 1785. Portrait of Blanchard next to a monument at the bottom.



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