Early balloon flight, 1802

Early balloon flight, 1802

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Caption: Early balloon flight. Spectators watching French balloonist Jeanne-Genevieve Garnerin (born 1779) ascending in a balloon on 28 March 1802. A few years earlier, Garnerin had been the first woman to ascend in a balloon without a male pilot. Artwork published in the 1870s in a historical Parisian fashion magazine.

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