Frameable Art Cards - BA02562FAC05

BA02562FAC05
Vintage Artwork Adaptation by Barbara Tomlin

Premier Voyage Aérien par Charles et Robert (1783)

Adapted from Card 5 of a proof sheet of 10 collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1783 to 1883. Shows French physicist Jacques Alexander César Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert flying a hydrogen-filled balloon invented by Charles over the Seine River, between St. Ouen and Asnieres, France. The flight began at the Garden of Thuileries in Paris on December 1, 1783, lasted 2 hours and the balloon traveled a distance of 27 miles, making history as the first manned gas balloon flight. Historically Charles is credited as the "Father of the Gas Balloon".

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