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 balloon. Jullien displayed a small model of his balloon at the Paris Hippodrome in November 1850 and notably provided inspiration for modern airships subsequently designed by French railway engineer Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard (1825-1882). This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types Petits Métiers et Cris De La Rue (1909).
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