Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02314 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02314 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.

Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783

1783?

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Title

Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783

Date

1783?

Description

Ink and watercolor over graphite underdrawing. | Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection between the balloon and parachute. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

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Paris, France

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