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    • Flying boat
    • 1670 (Date attributed to boat design)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying boat. The illustration is based on the design proposed by Italian mathematician, naturalist, and aeronautics pioneer Francesco Lana de Terzi (1631-1687)…

    • Première Montgolfière, sans passagers
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Jun-04 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a globe-shaped flying balloon. The illustration depicts the first successful public hot air balloon demonstration on June 4, 1783 by French brothers Joseph-Michel…

    • First hydrogen gas balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Dec-01 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying air balloon with a French flag. The illustration depicts the first flight of a gas air balloon on December 1, 1783 by French brothers Anne-Jean Robert…

    • Dirigeable du Blanchard
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with oars. The illustration depicts a type of airship with oar-like propulsion mechanisms designed and flown by French balloonist Jean-Pierre…

    • Guyot's balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon design)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a hot air balloon in the style of an airship with a sail and oars for steering. The design of the balloon is credited to "Guyot," likely referring to the author…

    • Dirigeable de Guyton de Morveau et de Vitry
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with assorted propulsion mechanisms and a French flag. The illustration depicts a type of airship flown by French chemist and politician…

    • Parachute of André-Jacques Garnerin
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1797-Oct-22 (Date attributed to parachute demonstration)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the descent of French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823) in a frameless parachute of his own design. The Official Aeronaut of France, Garnerin staged…

    • [Pierre] Jullien's Airship
    • 1850-Nov-06 (Date attributed to balloon design)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a navigable balloon designed by French aeronaut Pierre Jullien featuring a clockwork motor and a rudder, elevator, and gondola mounted under the front part of the…

    • [Ferdinand] Lagleize Fish Balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1850 (Date attributed to balloon design)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a navigable balloon designed by aeronaut Ferdinand Lagleize in the style of a fish. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Al…

    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
    • 1863 (Original design)

    Top and perspective views of a graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements depicted as a helix drawn on a single cylinder. This table was originated by French geologist and mineralogist…

    • 1863 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements depicted as a helix drawn on a single cylinder. This table was originated by French geologist and mineralogist Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois…

    • L’aérostat “Le Géant” de Nadar
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1863 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the hot air balloon "“Le Géant” ("The Giant") flown by French photographer and journalist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910). A proponent of manned flight,…

    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
    • 1865 (Original design)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements based on the Law of Octaves, which surmises that, when arranged by increasing atomic weight, chemical elements with similar physical and chemical…

    • 1869 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements designed in the style of a so-called "periodic chain" with the numbers of valences for each element noted on the left-hand side. This table was…

    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
    • 1869 (Original design)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements designed as a series table with Group 0 positioned in the middle of the table and with steps on both sides. This table was originated by Russian chemist…

    • 1869 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements in the style of a series table with sixteen vertical groups. This table was originated by Russian chemist and inventor Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev…

    • 1869 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements by Dmitri Mendeleev with additions by Edward G. Mazurs. Mendeleev originated this series table with interrupted short periods in 1869 and Mazurs…

    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
    • 1870 (Original design)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements organized in symmetrical, chessboard-like pattern with seven periods going down the table and eight groups going across. This table was originated by…

    • 1870 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements depicted as a spiral with eight radii. This table was originated by German chemist Heinrich Adolph Baumhauer (1848-1926) in 1870 and classified by…

    • Departure of Léon Gambetta and Eugène Spuller aboard the Armand-Barbès
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1870-Oct-07 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of French politicians Léon Gambetta (1838-1882) and Eugène Spuller (1835-1896) fleeing Paris via hot air balloon during the Franco-Prussian War. This postcard is…

    • 1871 (Original design)
    • 1957 – circa (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements organized as a left-step series table with Group 0 positioned on the right side of the table and Group Ia (Li and Na) placed above the elements of Group…

    • Dupuy de Lôme Airship with human engine
    • 1872-Feb-02
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the Dupuy de Lôme airship designed by French naval architect Henri Dupuy de Lôme (1816-1885). One of the first navigable balloons, the Dupuy de Lôme was powered…

    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
    • 1882 (Original design)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements constructed as a symmetrical series table with centered steps. This type of table was originated by Thomas Bayley in 1882 and classified by Mazurs as…

    • 1883 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements designed as an unsymmetrical series table in which the elements of short periods are placed in different subgroups. This table was originated by German…

    • 1883

    Intended to promote sales, Harrison Brothers and Company's advertising note features a vignette illustration of the Grays Ferry Chemical Works, another name for the manufacturer. Ad claims "One gallon will cover from…