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Ballooning Gallery

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Choose from 95 pictures in our Ballooning collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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

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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The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919) Featured Print

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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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848 Featured Print

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848. Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) made balloon ascents to investigate terrestrial magnetism and composition and characteristics of the atmosphere at different altitudes. He determined that the same volume of any gas will expand equally in response to the same increase in temperature. Amongst his achievements in chemistry were recognising iodine as a chemical element, and being one of the discoverers of the element boron. A photograph from Album de Photographies, Dans L'Intimite de Personnages Illustres, 1850-1950, Editions MD, 22 Rue de L'Arcade, Paris 8, 1850-1950

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