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Ascent of Mr. Poitevin's Balloon from Nantes

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000458


  • 1851 December 6

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 21

Physical Description



26.9 x 29.2 cm(at longest/widest)

General Note

Article about two ascents by M. Poitevin, one on horseback and one in a group of 6 other aeronauts, one of whom descended in a parachute. The accompanying illustration shows a balloon ascending with an attached parachute and a crowd watching from steps on the banks of the Nantes.

General Note

The Illustrated London News

Repository Details

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