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    • 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…

    • Lebaudy Airship
    • 1904 (Date attributed to airship design)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a semi-rigid airship designed by French brothers Paul and Pierre Lebaudy with the assistance of engineer Henri Julliot for military use. This postcard is part of…

    • 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…

    • Blériot Monoplane
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a monoplane designed and flown by French aviator, inventor, and engineer Louis Blériot (1872-1936). In 1909, Blériot became world-famous for making the first…

    • The Baldwin Airship
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1908 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the Signal Corps Dirigible No. 1 designed by pioneer balloonist and U.S. Army major Thomas Scott Baldwin (1854-1923) for the United States Army. First flown on…

    • The Airship Nulli Secundus
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the British airship Nulli Secundus (Latin for "Second to none"). First flown on September 10, 1907, the Nulli Secundus was Britain's first powered military…

    • Italian Military Airship
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1908 (Date attributed to airship design)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of an Italian military airship. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types…

    • [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…

    • Antoinette Monoplane
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a monoplane manufactured by Antoinette, a French manufacturer of light petrol engines, and flown by French aviation pioneer Arthur Charles Hubert Latham…

    • R. Esnault-Pelterie Monoplane
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a monoplane designed and flown by French aircraft designer and spaceflight theorist Robert Esnault-Pelterie (1881-1957). This postcard is part of a set originally…

    • Farman Biplane
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a biplane manufactured by Farman Aviation Works, a French aircraft company founded and run by brothers Richard, Henri, and Maurice Farman. This postcard is part…

    • 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…

    • Zeppelin Airship (Germany)
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a German Zeppelin rigid-style military airship. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales:…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1897-May-21

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

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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…