Balloon-inspired costumes, late 18th century.

Balloon-inspired costumes, late 18th century.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Satire on the balloon craze, showing male and female 'physicists' in bizarre costumes. Illustration from 'Histoire des ballons et des aeronautes celebres: 1783-1800' (History of balloons and famous aeronauts), by Gaston Tisandier (1843-1899), published in 1887.

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