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 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000402


  • 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



2 items (includes one 2-page article) ; 16.3 x 19.0 cm (page with fabric estimated-currently on display) 23.7 x.6.0 cm (1st column) 23.6 x 6.0 cm (2nd column)

General Note

Article describing the history of aeronautics, including inventions, innovations and important figures. Two unidentified pieces of cloth, presumably from a historic balloon ascent, are pasted on a sheet of paper.

Repository Details

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

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