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    • 2001-Jan-21

    Jacques-Emile Dubois begins the interview with a discussion of his family and early education. He discusses his paternal grandfather's and father's roles in World War I and his family's influence, his father's in…

    • Immunization of Newborn Babies Against Tuberculosis Registered in France, 1924-1935
    • circa 1935

    Postcard depicts bar graph documenting the increase in the number of tuberculosis vaccinations administered to newborn babies.

    • Chemical Fertilizers Manufactured by St. Gobain
    • circa 1925

    Advertising postcard for St. Gobain, or Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, depicts a man pointing to a map of St. Gobain's chemical fertilizer plants located in France. Text underneath the map states "26 usines" or factories,…

    • Pasteur Monument
    • circa 1920

    Postcard depicts a statue of Louis Pasteur in Paris, France.

    • Pasteur Institute - Library
    • circa 1920

    Postcard depicts three men working in the library of the Pasteur Institute.

    • Pasteur Institute - Classroom
    • circa 1920

    Postcard depicts three men and one woman working in a laboratory at the Pasteur Institute.

    • 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,…

    • 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)…

    • 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…

    • The Pharmacist
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a pharmacist posed before various pharmaceutical bottles. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et…

    • Spherical ball
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the hot air balloon in the style of a sphere with a passenger basket underneath. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album…

    • The Astronomer
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of an astronomer posed with a telescope. An anthropomorphic rendering of a moon is visible in the background. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…