Decorative Fan from the Kendall Collection

Decorative Fan from the Kendall Collection

Fan dating to 1783 painted with the image of the first hot air balloons to carry living creatures aloft (right and left) and the first gas balloon to carry human beings on a free flight.

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  • Photographer: Dane Penland
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