This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Early hot air balloon flight, 1783

Early hot air balloon flight, 1783

V320/0158

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Early hot air balloon flight. Following their earlier launch of a hydrogen balloon, this hot air balloon was launched by the Montgolfier brothers, and is seen ascending over the Palace of Versailles, France, on 19 September 1783. The royal family and a large crowd were watching. A sheep, duck and rooster were in the basket below the balloon, but no humans. The animals were later safely recovered, demonstrating that it was possible to survive an aerial flight.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}