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Joseph Michel Montgolfier Gallery

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Choose from 10 pictures in our Joseph Michel Montgolfier collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Joseph Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810), 1889
Joseph Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810), 1889
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Ascension of a Montgolfier balloon, late 18th century, (1910)
Ascension of a Montgolfier balloon, late 18th century, (1910)
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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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The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919)
The first balloon ascent, c1785 (1919)
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Launch of a hot air balloon, late 18th century, (1885)
Launch of a hot air balloon, late 18th century, (1885)
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Montgolfier in the clouds. Constructing of air balloons , 1784
Montgolfier in the clouds. Constructing of air balloons , 1784
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First test flight of a hot air balloon at Annonay, France, 4 June, 1783 (1890s)
First test flight of a hot air balloon at Annonay, France, 4 June, 1783 (1890s)
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The Montgolfier brothers, French ballooning pioneers, (1890s)
The Montgolfier brothers, French ballooning pioneers, (1890s)
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An early attempt at conquering the air, 18th century, (late 19th century)
An early attempt at conquering the air, 18th century, (late 19th century)
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Song on the aerostatic sphere, 18th century
Song on the aerostatic sphere, 18th century
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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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