Tissandier electric airship, 1883

Tissandier electric airship, 1883

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Caption: Tissandier electric airship. This electrically powered airship was developed by the French brothers Albert (1839-1906) and Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899). It is seen here departing from Auteuil, Paris, France, on 8 October 1883. This was the first-ever electrically powered flight.

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