Arthur Krebs, French aeronaut

Arthur Krebs, French aeronaut

C023/4481 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 5.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Arthur Constantin Krebs (1847-1905), French military officer, aviation pioneer and automobile engineer. Krebs piloted the first true dirigible (airship), 'La France', which first flew on 9 August 1884. It was the first airship that could be fully controlled and steered in any direction, regardless of the prevailing winds. It was thus able to return to its point of departure under its own power. The airship was powered by electricity, and it flew eight kilometres in 23 minutes. 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, 1884, 19th century, adult, aeronaut, aerostation, aerostation - aviation, airship, arthur constantin krebs, arthur krebs, artwork, automobiles, aviation, aviation pioneer, aviator, black-and-white, cars, caucasian, controlled, dirigible, early, electric, engineer, european, first, french, french army, head and shoulders, historical, history, history of flight, human, illustration, la france, les merveilles de la science, louis figuier, male, man, marvels of science, max charles emmanuel champion de nansouty, max de nansouty, military, monochrome, no-one, nobody, officer, people, person, pilot, portrait, steerable, technological, technology, transport, transportation, uniform, white

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