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

    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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1873

    Certifies W. Watson Cheyne as a Member of the Class of "Clinical Surgery," 1872-1873 and obtained "a First Class Certificate, a Medal and the First Prize." Signed by Professor Joseph Lister.

    Sir William Watson Cheyne,…

    • 1883

    Small hardbound menu for a dinner held at the Hotel Brunswick on October 16, 1883 honoring Professor A. W. Hofmann.

    August Wilhelm von Hofmann was born on April 8, 1818. He studied under Justus von Liebig, and was…

    • 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…

    • 1883

    Intended to promote sales, Harrison Brothers and Company's advertising note entitles holder to one gallon "and upwards" of Harrison's "Town & Country" ready-mixed paint. Printed to look like a banknote with a scale,…

    • La France. Airship of [Charles] Renard and [Arthur Constantin] Krebs
    • 1884-Sep-08 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the La France French army non-rigid airship launched by French military engineer Charles Renard (1847–1905) and Arthur Constantin Krebs (1847 or 1850-1935) on…

    • 1887-Jun-20

    The community of Éply in France raised 20 francs "to found an establishment for the treatment of hydrophobia." In this context, hydrophobia is an irrational fear of water brought on as a symptom of rabies. Receipt…

    • circa 1887

    Louis Pasteur's personal calling card with a handwritten note on card.

    • 1891 – 1893

    Letter copying book containing accounting reports and business correspondence of Herbert H. Dow as head of the Midland Chemical Company, 1891-1893. The Midland Chemical Company was Dow's second commercial venture, and…

    • 1897-May-21

    Press clippling from The Midland Sun, May 21, 1897.

    • The Pax Airship of Augusto Sévéro, which caused his death
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1902-May-12 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the semi-rigid airship "Pax" flown by Brazilian aeronaut Augusto Sévéro (1864-1902) and French mechanic Georges Saché over Paris on May 12, 1902. Propelled by an…

    • 1902-Apr-29

    Company scrip or chit issued by the Pyrites Chemical & Mining Company in the amount of one dollar in merchandise redeemable at the Company's stores. Edge of chit is printed with numbers that add up to the value of the…