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Creators:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company
Dates:
[ca. 1903-1939]
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of memorabilia and records relating to the company, including clippings, copperplates, expense accounts, photos, and so forth. The collection also includes a manuscript by Frank H. Thompson (1971) giving a history of the company.

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Dates:
1850
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0997
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Wurstelprater balloon ascendance poster and related ticket, 1850.

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Creators:
Benton, Jay B.
Dates:
bulk 1909-1913
Size:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0777
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 272 page scrapbook of newspaper articles, photographs of Jay B. Benton, photographs of his balloon, and photographs taken from the balloon. The articles are from various periodicals including Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Post, Boston Herald, Boston Daily Globe, The Republican, New York Times, The Rochester Heral...

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Creators:
Foulke, Dr.
Dates:
1784
Size:
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0524
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a ticket from Doctor Foulke to George Washington for Foulke's pneumatics lecture and the first balloon exhibit in America. Framed with the ticket is a letter from Washington, regretting that he cannot attend the lecture.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Hollond, Robert
Carruthers, John Franklin Bruce, 1889-1960
Upcott, William, 1779-1845
Dates:
1783-1840
Size:
3 Volumes (445 pages , ill. (some col.), ports., 53 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-RR.TL620.A1U65
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Dates:
bulk 1876
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1196
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one poster announcing King's gas balloon ascension at the Centennial International Exhibition on August 30, 1876, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The poster is 31 by 44.5 inches, and the overprinted illustration depicts King in flight in his balloon over a large crowd, tent at right background.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
circa 1979-2002
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, Curator of Astronomy, National Air and Space Museum. Materials primarily document DeVorkin's editing of a book for the National Geographic Society titled Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe, preparation of his own books and manuscripts such a...

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Creators:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960
Dates:
circa 1890s-1960s
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0136
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains approximately three and a half cubic feet of material relating to the life and career of A. Roy Knabenshue. The collection includes correspondence, photographic material, drawings of aircraft, and flight records.

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Creators:
Atherholt, Arthur T., 1867-1915
Dates:
1906-1913
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0043
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a speech, flight logs, and maps documenting Atherholt's balloon racing career.

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