Hydrogen balloon experiment, 1783

Hydrogen balloon experiment, 1783

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Caption: Hydrogen balloon experiment. Ascent of the unmanned hydrogen balloon 'The Globe', launched by the Montgolfier brothers. It was released from the Champs de Mars, Paris, France, on 27 August 1783, and is being watched by a large crowd.

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