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The Balloon

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000379


  • c. 1854

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 18

Physical Description



8 pages; 11.6 x 7.3 cm(pages numbered 123-126), 14.5 x 9.0 cm(pages numbered 213-216)

General Note

Pages from two children’s magazines with stories about balloons. Includes the last four pages of the story “The Balloon” with a dialogue between a father and son about the history and science of aeronautics, and four pages with a story titled “The Balloon” with similar dialogue. Handwritten at the top of page 213 is “Glasgow Infant-School Magazine- 1854."

General Note

Glasgow Infant School Magazine

Repository Details

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

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