Fan celebrating three early ballooning achievements, France, 1784.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Fan celebrating three early ballooning achievements, France, 1784.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Fan with three hand-painted ballooning scenes celebrating three balloon flights. These are (left to right): Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809), travelling by balloon from Champ de Mars to Paris on 2nd March 1784; the first manned free flight ascent of a hydrogen balloon on 1st December 1783, designed and constructed by Profesor Jacques Charles (1746-1823) and the brothers Jean and Noel Robert; and, the brothers Jean and Noel Robert's balloon ascent on 27th August 1783.
 

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