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Choose from 109 pictures in our Ballooning collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Illustration from the childrens book The Adventures of Uncle Lubin, 1902. Artist: W Heath Robinson
Illustration from the childrens book The Adventures of Uncle Lubin, 1902. Artist: W Heath Robinson
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Panel (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, c. 1785. Creator: Unknown
Panel (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, c. 1785. Creator: Unknown
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Andre Jacques Garnerin, French aeronaut and the first parachutist, c1800 (1910)
Andre Jacques Garnerin, French aeronaut and the first parachutist, c1800 (1910)
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Balloon Basket, USMC, World War I, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
Balloon Basket, USMC, World War I, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
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Basket and equipment used by Capt. H.C. Gray, USA, in a world altitude attempt in 1927
Basket and equipment used by Capt. H.C. Gray, USA, in a world altitude attempt in 1927
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Balloon Basket, USA, World War I, United States Army Air Service, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
Balloon Basket, USA, World War I, United States Army Air Service, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
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Binoculars used by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, 1860s. Creator: Unknown
Binoculars used by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, 1860s. Creator: Unknown
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Snuff box with ballooning scene, late 18th century. Creator: Aubert
Snuff box with ballooning scene, late 18th century. Creator: Aubert
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Dance card case and ivory cards, late 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Dance card case and ivory cards, late 18th century. Creator: Unknown
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Box with scene showing Clayton's Ascent, after 1835. Creator: Unknown
Box with scene showing Clayton's Ascent, after 1835. Creator: Unknown
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Gondola, Breitling Orbiter 3, 1990s. Creator: Cameron Balloons
Gondola, Breitling Orbiter 3, 1990s. Creator: Cameron Balloons
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5c Buffalo Balloon imperforate vertical pair, 1877. Creator: Unknown
5c Buffalo Balloon imperforate vertical pair, 1877. Creator: Unknown
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5c Buffalo Balloon imperforate vertical pair, 1877. Creator: Unknown Featured Image

5c Buffalo Balloon imperforate vertical pair, 1877. Creator: Unknown

5c Buffalo Balloon imperforate vertical pair, 1877. Perhaps the most enigmatic of all American stamps, the Buffalo balloon stamp is certainly among the premier rarities in aerophilately. Since it was privately issued for use with a standard U.S. postal service 3-cent stamp to pay for air handling of a mailed piece, it was (if one includes both private and government issues) the world's first airmail stamp. The stamp is an accurate representation of the enormous 92,000 cubic foot "Buffalo" balloon of Professor Samuel Archer King (1828-1914), and was designed by John B. Lillard, a clerk in the Wheeler firm and a passenger on the great flight. Interestingly, the engraver of the stamp was John H. Snively, a scientist who provided apparatus for experiments on the flight. The stamps were printed tete-beche format--that is, they are shown right side up and upside down below on one sheet. It is likely that in printing the stamp, one side was printed, and then the sheet was taken out and turned round and fed back in the press to produce a mirror image of the first row

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Le Geant, Champ de Mars, October 18, 1863, probably printed 1880/89. Creator: Nadar
Le Geant, Champ de Mars, October 18, 1863, probably printed 1880/89. Creator: Nadar
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Interior of Le Géant Inflating, 1863. Creator: Nadar
Interior of Le Géant Inflating, 1863. Creator: Nadar
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The Celebrated Vincent.., 1784. Creator: Francesco Bartolozzi
The Celebrated Vincent.., 1784. Creator: Francesco Bartolozzi
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Ascent of Mr Green's Balloon, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Ascent of Mr Green's Balloon, 1845. Creator: Unknown
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American Balloon Ascension (Amerikakoku), 6th month, 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
American Balloon Ascension (Amerikakoku), 6th month, 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
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“America”: Enjoying Hot Air Balloons , 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
“America”: Enjoying Hot Air Balloons , 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
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American Balloon Ascension (Amerikakoku), 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
American Balloon Ascension (Amerikakoku), 1867. Creator: Utagawa Yoshitora
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Mr. Green in the Albion Balloon, Having Ascended from Vauxhall Gardens, August 12,1842
Mr. Green in the Albion Balloon, Having Ascended from Vauxhall Gardens, August 12,1842
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The Parachute or a Sage Ladys Second Experiment, September 1785., September 1785
The Parachute or a Sage Ladys Second Experiment, September 1785., September 1785
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Aerostation out at Elbows, or The Itinerant Aeronaut, September 5, 1785
Aerostation out at Elbows, or The Itinerant Aeronaut, September 5, 1785
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Departure of Blanchard and Jeffries Balloon from Dover, January 7, 1785, January
Departure of Blanchard and Jeffries Balloon from Dover, January 7, 1785, January
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The Battle of Fleurus on 26 June 1794, 1795. Artist: Mauzaisse, Jean-Baptiste (1784-1844)
The Battle of Fleurus on 26 June 1794, 1795. Artist: Mauzaisse, Jean-Baptiste (1784-1844)
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Ascent of Mr Green's Balloon, 1845. Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Ascent of Mr Green's Balloon, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Ascent of Mr Green's Balloon, 1845. On Monday evening, Mr. [Charles] Green made a very beautiful ascent in his monster Nassau Balloon, from the grounds of Cremorne House, Chelsea [in London], which were crowded with company to witness the spectacle. There was on the occasion of this ascent some novelty to attract the spectators and to amuse them. In addition to Mr. Green...there was amongst the "intrepid aeronauts" the celebrated Mr. Thomas Matthews, the Clown of Drury Lane Theatre, who immediately before the ascent favoured his companions in the car, and the thousands of persons who surrounded it, with the favourite ballad of "Hot Codlins". Mr. Matthews was equipped in full theatrical costume; the rest of the party in clothes more appropriate for an aerial trip'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII

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Figure and exact proportions of the Aerostatic Globe, 1786
Figure and exact proportions of the Aerostatic Globe, 1786
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The Balloon or The defense of Paris, 1870-1871
The Balloon or The defense of Paris, 1870-1871
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Balloon Ascent. Artist: Kaemmerer, Frederik Hendrik (1839-1902)
Balloon Ascent. Artist: Kaemmerer, Frederik Hendrik (1839-1902)
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Virtue on a Balloon. Artist: Orelli, Vincenzo Angelo (1751-1813)
Virtue on a Balloon. Artist: Orelli, Vincenzo Angelo (1751-1813)
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Poster for the Potolowsky Glove Manufacturer, 1897. Artist: Orlik, Emil (1870?1932)
Poster for the Potolowsky Glove Manufacturer, 1897. Artist: Orlik, Emil (1870?1932)
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Ascent of a Balloon in the Presence of the Court of Charles IV, ca. 1783. Artist: Carnicero, Antonio (1748-1814)
Ascent of a Balloon in the Presence of the Court of Charles IV, ca. 1783. Artist: Carnicero, Antonio (1748-1814)
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The Brothers Montgolfier, 18th century, (1910). Artist: JC De Mayr
The Brothers Montgolfier, 18th century, (1910). Artist: JC De Mayr
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Title-Page of one of the Pamphlets written by Vincent Lunardi, 1786, (1910). Artist: Vincenzo Lunardi
Title-Page of one of the Pamphlets written by Vincent Lunardi, 1786, (1910). Artist: Vincenzo Lunardi
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The Ascent of Vincent Lunardi, accompanied by Mrs. Sage and Mr. Biggin, 1785, (1910)
The Ascent of Vincent Lunardi, accompanied by Mrs. Sage and Mr. Biggin, 1785, (1910)
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Canadian official cinematographer and assistant ready to ascend in a kite balloon, c1917 (1919)
Canadian official cinematographer and assistant ready to ascend in a kite balloon, c1917 (1919)
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The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919)
The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919)
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Making adjustments to the net of a balloon before attaching the basket, c1935 (c1937)
Making adjustments to the net of a balloon before attaching the basket, c1935 (c1937)
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The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919) Featured Image

The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919)

The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919). Joseph-Michel (1740-1810) and Jacques-Etienne (1745-1799) Montgolfier developed a hot air balloon in Annonay, Ardeche, France, and demonstrated it publicly on September 19, 1783. The first untethered flight with human passengers launched on November 21 1783. King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first pilots, but Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier (1754-1785) and Francois Laurent le Vieux d'Arlandes (1742-1809), petitioned for the honour. From The Wonder Book of Aircraft for Boys and Girls, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward. Lock & Co. Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1919]

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Ready to test instruments for use in the attempt on the words height record in 1935 (c1937)
Ready to test instruments for use in the attempt on the words height record in 1935 (c1937)
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A huge balloon was necessary for Professor Piccards ascent, c1936 (c1937)
A huge balloon was necessary for Professor Piccards ascent, c1936 (c1937)
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Sadler over the Lighthouse, Dublin, 19th century. Artist: Robert Havell
Sadler over the Lighthouse, Dublin, 19th century. Artist: Robert Havell
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A Critical Moment, 1890
A Critical Moment, 1890
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Dr John Jeffries, American balloonist, 1786. (1911)
Dr John Jeffries, American balloonist, 1786. (1911)
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Vincent Lunardis Second Balloon: (May 3, 1785), 1937
Vincent Lunardis Second Balloon: (May 3, 1785), 1937
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Blanchards Balloon, 1790 (1912)
Blanchards Balloon, 1790 (1912)
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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848
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Aerostation out at Elbows or The Itinerant Aeronaut, 1786. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
Aerostation out at Elbows or The Itinerant Aeronaut, 1786. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussacs hot air balloon ascent, Paris, September 1804 (1900)
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussacs hot air balloon ascent, Paris, September 1804 (1900)
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Knut Fraenkel, Swedish engineer and arctic explorer, (1931)
Knut Fraenkel, Swedish engineer and arctic explorer, (1931)
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Nils Strindberg, (1872-1897), Swedish photographer, 1931
Nils Strindberg, (1872-1897), Swedish photographer, 1931
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