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 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000401


  • Creation: 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 19

Physical Description



5 pages; 2.5 x 9.0 cm(History of piece), 21.8 x 7.6 cm(shorter column), 31.1 x 7.7 cm(longer column)

General Note

Article about the history of aeronautics and ballooning, including major events and figures. An accompanying illustration shows Garnerin's balloon parachute in a closed position, with a dotted line representing the shape of the expanded parachute.

Repository Details

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

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