Flying costume

Flying costume

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Credit: SCIENCE, INDUSTRY & BUSINESS LIBRARY/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flying costume. Historical artwork of a person wearing a flying costume about to leap into the air. The costume comprises elaborate wings attached to the back of the suit, and by strings to the arms. An umbrella-shaped canopy protrudes from the hat and beneath the figure is suspended a basket, perhaps containing ballast. The drawing is titled 'Retif', which means 'rebellious' or 'restive' in French. Published in Aeronautica...from the year 1557 to 1880, England, c.1910.

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Keywords: 1557 to 1880, aeronautica, artwork, basket, black-and-white, drawing, flight, flying costume, historical, history of science, human, illustration, launch, launching, monochrome, person, suit, technology, transport, transportation, umbrella, wings

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