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Creators:
Naudet, Georges, 1900-1983.
Dates:
[ca 1600s-1930s]
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0479
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes early ballooning material as well as photographs of early 20th century French pilots. The ballooning material includes material from Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Joseph Montgolfier and Eugene and Louis Godard. The early photographs include the following aviators: Louis Blériot, and Jules Védrines. The following types of material ...

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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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Creators:
Mikesh, Robert C.
Dates:
1860-1988
bulk 1945-1983
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0558
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr. Mikesh used ...

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Creators:
Wise, John, 1808-1879
Dates:
1850-1870
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.

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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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Creators:
Morgan , Fred
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (legal folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1208
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nine copy prints of Fred Morgan and the 69th Balloon Company, American Expeditionary Forces, circa fall 1918.

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Dates:
1909
Size:
0.13 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0578
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

On February 9--10, 1909, the balloon "Berlin" made one of the first balloon crossings over the Alps. This collection contains a scrapbook documenting the flight that includes photographs, news clippings, and telegrams.

This collection is in German.

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Creators:
Unknown
Dates:
1769-1918
bulk 1869-1875
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0137
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Early Ballooning Prints collection contains .25 cubic feet of material related to early ballooning history.

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Creators:
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School
Dates:
[no year]
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0276
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This photo album consists of about 60 photographs documenting the activities and training at Fort Omaha, Nebraska, in 1918. Included are photographs of observation balloons from the 79th Balloon Company and Major Henry Rogers, Wing Commander. There are also views from the air and on the field of balloons and men, from Brook Field, San Antonio, Texa...

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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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