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Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper, December 5, 1865

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000423


  • Creation: 1863 December 5

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 pages; 29.3 x 21.8 cm

General Note

First part of a two-part article on balloons and ballooning from Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper, including key events and figures, and descriptions of early aeronautic experiments and inventions. Accompanying illustrations depict Francesco Lana Terzi's airship design and Félix Nadar's balloon "Le Géant."

General Note

Cassell’s Illustrated Family Paper

Repository Details

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