Ascent of the Sailing Balloon from Cremorne
- circa 1865 August
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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.
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Existence and Location of Originals
8.5 x 6.9 cm
Sources used for Biographical/Historical note
Hodgson, J.E., History of Aeronautics in Great Britain (Oxford University Press, London, 1924), 317 n. 1.
Newspaper account of M. Delamarne’s new navigational invention and his use of it during an ascent from Cremorne Gardens, over the Thames flying southeast, descending in Lewisham.
- Ballooning Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Balloons (aircraft) Subject Source: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
- Cremorne Gardens (Organization : London, England)
- Delamarne, M.
- Navigation (Aeronautics) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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