Guerin balloon accident, 1845

Guerin balloon accident, 1845

C023/4447 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 7.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Guerin balloon accident. 19th-century illustration of the accidental ascent of a 12-year-old apprentice boy named Guerin below a hot air balloon in Nantes, France, in 1845. Guerin was one of the spectators when the balloon broke free of its tethers before launch. The balloon's anchor caught in the boy's waistband and he was pulled into the air. The air in the balloon cooled as it ascended, and the boy and balloon descended safely to the ground 15 minutes later. 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: 1800s, 1845, 19th century, accident, aeronaut, aerostation, aerostation - aviation, aircraft, apprentice, artwork, aviation, aviation pioneer, balloon, ballooning, balloonist, black-and-white, boy, caucasian, child, early, europe, european, flying, france, french, guerin, historical, history, history of flight, human, illustration, in flight, les merveilles de la science, louis figuier, male, marvels of science, max charles emmanuel champion de nansouty, max de nansouty, monochrome, nantes, no-one, nobody, people, person, pioneers, technological, technology, transport, transportation, white

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