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The Balloon

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000343


  • 19th century

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.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 16

Physical Description



4 pages; 16.3 x 10.5 cm

General Note

Pages from a story called "the Balloon," in which a mother explains gravity to her daughter and how ships can sail on water and balloons sail through the air. The first page of the story shows an image of a balloon ascending.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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