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Hot air balloons

Since the early ballooning days of the French Montgolfier brothers and the Italian daredevil Vincenzo Lunardi, much has changed. Nonetheless flying hot air balloons has survived as a sport and past-time to this day.

Hot air balloon from "Fairy Mary's Dream. By A. F. L. With illustrations by the Author"
Modell eines Luftschiffentwurfs 1: 50
Three men are in the basket of a hot-air balloon, with ropes and various instruments. Colo…
A hot-air balloon with its parachute, an aeronaut and a deflated parachute. Coloured litho…
A hot-air balloon travels over Rouen, giving an aerial view. Coloured lithograph by J. Arn…
The Launch of Blanchard's Balloon at The Hague in 1785
Den Haag, luchtballon 1783
Air - Aeronautique : Ballon : Ballonwedstrijd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon-Bennett te Solbos…
Wien aus dem Luftballon gesehen - von Südwesten
A large balloon flies over a town crowded with people. Coloured etching by James Gillray.
A hot-air balloon is drifting away from the land towards the sea. Coloured wood engraving.
Oplating van Nadars luchtballon op een terrein buiten de Utrechtse Barrière, Amsterdam, 14…
Del Montgolfier al "Raven"
Air - Aeronautique : Ballon : Ballonwedstrijd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon-Bennett te Solbos…
Balloon Travel
Crowds of people gathered in a square, with hot-air balloons on the ground. Coloured wood …
A hot-air balloon with the visage of Daniel O'Connell carrying a basket of conservative mi…
A man flying in the air with wings and balloons attached to him. Coloured wood engraving.
Scientific balloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens. from a
Den första ballonguppstigningen i historien med passagerare. Fransmännen Rozier och d´Arl…
De Monsterballon (Le Géant) van Nadar. Opstijging 11 September 1865
Luchtballon van de heer Augustin, 1806
Maastricht. Kesselskade. Noorden. Ingekleurde kaart met luchtballon en vier afbeeldingen …
Machine Aerostatique De Cent vingt pieds de hauteur sur cent de diamètre, construite a Lyo…
In honor of her Majesty's birthday. Under the immediate patronage of the Queen. Royal zool…
La Sphère Aréostatique ou Globe volant d'environ 12 Pieds de diamètre, pesant 25 à 30 livr…
Sanatoir aérien du docteur Farceur, bureau volant de mariage, police aérienne [objets vola…
The Grand English Air Balloon, with the Gallant Lunardi ascending the Atmosphere from the …
Le retour du Globe Aérostatique à Paris, le Mardi 2 Decembre 1783, sur les 5 heurs et demi…
[Nacelle du 2è ballon de Lunardi au cours de l'ascension du 29 juin 1785] : [estampe] / Ri…
BALLOON AT THE BALLOON CENTRE, MERVAL
Poster advertising Crystal Palace 978
Hot air balloon flight