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Vintage Artwork Adaptation by Barbara Tomlin

Montgolfier Day Commemorative - November 21, 1783

A convergence and adaptation of two separate 1783 etchings showing the ornate Montgolfier balloon, first used by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Girond de Villete on Sunday, October 19, 1783 in a captive balloon ascent from Paris to an altitude of 330 feet where they remained for nine minutes and then used by Jean-Francois Pilâtre de Rozier and Francois Laurent, the Marquis d'Arlandes, to make the first free-flight ascent (the first manned balloon flight) on November 21, 1783. Piloted by de Rozier, the Montgolfier balloon ascended from the hillside of the Chateau de la Muette approximately 3,000 feet before losing altitude and landing softly in a meadow five and a half miles away. The flight lasted around 23 minutes.

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