'Zenith' balloon crash, 1875

'Zenith' balloon crash, 1875

C023/4463 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.7MB

Downloadable file size: 8.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the sequence history: Zenith balloon ascent

Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 'Zenith' balloon crash. 19th-century illustration of the return to Earth of the balloon 'Zenith' on 15 April 1875. Journalist Joseph Eustache Croce-Spinelli (1845-1875), naval officer Henri Theodore Sivel (1834-1875), and French author and scientist Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) had ascended to nearly 28,000 feet (8600 metres) near Paris, France. Croce-Spinelli and Sivel lost consciousness and died during this ascent. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. Artwork from 'Aerostation - Aviation' (1911) by French civil engineer Max de Nansouty (1854-1913), part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 15 april 1875, 1800s, 1875, 19th century, adult, aeronaut, aerostation, aerostation - aviation, aircraft, artwork, asphyxiation, aviation, aviation pioneer, balloon, ballooning, balloonist, black-and-white, caucasian, crash, crashed, dead, death, deaths, died, early, europe, european, fatal, fatalities, flying, france, french, gaston tissandier, henri-theodore sivel, historical, history, history of flight, human, illustration, in flight, joseph eustache croce-spinelli, killed, les merveilles de la science, louis figuier, male, man, marvels of science, max charles emmanuel champion de nansouty, max de nansouty, meteorological, meteorologist, meteorology, monochrome, no-one, nobody, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, pioneers, technological, technology, theodore sivel, transport, transportation, weather, white, zenith

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.