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The Latest Sensation is the Sailing Balloon at Cremorne

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000142


  • 1865

Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Biographical / Historical

M. Delamarne developed his steerable dirigible, "L'Esperance," and exhibited it throughout the month of August, 1865 at Cremorne Gardens. The balloon was destroyed by fire during the Aeronautical Exhibition of 1868.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 6

Physical Description



31.6 x 13.1 cm

General Note

Broadside detailing the first ascent of Delamarne's dirigible, 'L’Esperance,' and announcing a second ascent to be made from Cremorne Gardens on August 7, 1865.

Sources used for Biographical/Historical note

Hodgson, J.E., History of Aeronautics in Great Britain (Oxford University Press, London, 1924), 317 n. 1.

Repository Details

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