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Aerial Collection

Background imageAerial Collection: Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel

Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel
Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries crossing the English Channel by balloon. They left Dover, crossed the sea, and landed near Blanay, between Calais and Boulogne

Background imageAerial Collection: Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage

Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage
The Aerial Steam Carriage -- underside view with covering fabric in place. This flying machine was patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) and John Stringfellow (1799-1883) in 1842. 1843

Background imageAerial Collection: Balloon event, Charles Green, Chichester

Balloon event, Charles Green, Chichester
Charles Green ballooning poster advertising his 25th ascent in the Coronation Balloon under the patronage of the Mayor, from the Gas Works, Chichester. 9 November 1824

Background imageAerial Collection: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Background imageAerial Collection: Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket

Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket
Charles Green ballooning poster, advertising his 413rd ascent, from the Vicarage Grounds, Stowmarket in his Royal Victoria Balloon

Background imageAerial Collection: Farmhouse

Farmhouse

Background imageAerial Collection: WW2 Poster -- Camouflage Hints

WW2 Poster -- Camouflage Hints
Camouflage Hints. Printed poster designed by Sgt H F (Fred) Darking (1911-1999), Royal Engineers, showing how to use camouflage nets to restrict visibility from the air. 1940s

Background imageAerial Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageAerial Collection: Satirical ballooning image

Satirical ballooning image
A rude satirical image of large and small balloons tied together, lifting a cannon, entitled The Montgolsier. A first rate of the French Aerial Navy. A Fart, an Ass, a Fool, A Monkey, a Nothing. 1783

Background imageAerial Collection: The Aerial Steam Carriage, or Ariel

The Aerial Steam Carriage, or Ariel. An artists imaginary representation of a propeller-driven flying machine with wings. By Permission of the Patentees, this Engraving of The First Carriage

Background imageAerial Collection: Records of first UK aerial mail service

Records of first UK aerial mail service
Thepostmasters official handwrittenrecordsrelatingto thefirst UKaerialmail service from London to Windsor andWindsor to LondoninSeptember1911. 1911

Background imageAerial Collection: Poster advertising the Blue Star Line

Poster advertising the Blue Star Line, the worlds most delightful cruising liner, showing an aerial view of a cruise liner, the Arandora Star

Background imageAerial Collection: Book cover design, Aerial Transport

Book cover design, Aerial Transport by G Holt Thomas, London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1920. 1920

Background imageAerial Collection: The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine

The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine! An article with a detailed diagram showing an aerial machine claimed to be capable of transportation to India and China in the space of five days

Background imageAerial Collection: Book cover design, The Romance of Aeronautics

Book cover design, The Romance of Aeronautics: an Interesting Account of the Growth and Achievements of All Kinds of Aerial Craft, by Charles C Turner, London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1912

Background imageAerial Collection: Blanchard balloon ascent over Nuremberg, Germany

Blanchard balloon ascent over Nuremberg, Germany

Background imageAerial Collection: Book cover design, Airships and Other Aerial Craft

Book cover design, Airships and Other Aerial Craft
Book cover design, The Boys Book of Airships and Other Aerial Craft, by Harry Delacombe and EJ Partridge, London: Grant Richards Ltd, 1910. 1910

Background imageAerial Collection: Charles Greens Nassau balloon over Medway, Kent

Charles Greens Nassau balloon over Medway, Kent
View of Charles Greens Nassau balloon with several passengers, flying over the River Medway in Kent. 7 November 1836

Background imageAerial Collection: Three passengers in a balloon

Three passengers in a balloon
The Three Favorite Aerial Travellers. Vincent Lunardi, George Biggin and Mrs Sage in a balloon cage. 1785

Background imageAerial Collection: Excursion to the moon

Excursion to the moon
Fanciful depiction of Chevalier Humguffier (or Humgussier) and the Marquis de Gull making an excursion to the moon in their new aerial vehicle. 1784

Background imageAerial Collection: Satirical cartoon, An Aerial Excursion

Satirical cartoon, An Aerial Excursion, showing a thin Englishman and a plump Frenchwoman in a balloon, while the crowd on the ground makes rude comments in speech bubbles. 1802

Background imageAerial Collection: Lunardis balloon ascent from Artillery Ground

Lunardis balloon ascent from Artillery Ground
Lunardis balloon ascent from the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company, making him the first Aerial Traveller in the English Atmosphere. With crowds of spectators. 15 September 1784

Background imageAerial Collection: The Battle of the Balloons

The Battle of the Balloons. A fanciful image depicting four balloons with flags and sails, their passengers in close aerial combat. The opponents appear to be British and French. circa 18th century

Background imageAerial Collection: Balloon flight over Dieppe, France

Balloon flight over Dieppe, France
Detailed landscape and cityscape of Dieppe providing an aerial view of the city with a balloon flying overhead. circa 1846

Background imageAerial Collection: Balloon flight over Rouen, France

Balloon flight over Rouen, France
Detailed landscape and cityscape of Rouen taken from a hilltop overlooking city with a balloon in flight overhead. 1846

Background imageAerial Collection: Balloon ascending with animal passengers

Balloon ascending with animal passengers
The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon. A fanciful engraving of a balloon rising with a cage full of animals (a duck, a cockerel and a lamb), with a crowd of people watching. 1783

Background imageAerial Collection: Cover design, Aerial Derby at Hendon

Cover design, Aerial Derby at Hendon
Cover design, Souvenir Programme for the Aerial Derby at Hendon, 6 June 1914. Showing aircraft flying over the heads of spectators on an airfield. June 1914

Background imageAerial Collection: Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels

Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels
Cover design, Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles (Universal and International Exhibition, Brussels), with international airship competitions

Background imageAerial Collection: Book cover design, Aerial Warfare

Book cover design, Aerial Warfare by RP Hearne, London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908, with an introduction by Sir Hirams Maxim. 1908

Background imageAerial Collection: Advertisement for Kinner Airplane and Motor Corporation

Advertisement for Kinner Airplane and Motor Corporation

Background imageAerial Collection: Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant

Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant
Poster, Captain C. D. Barnard presents Indias First Aerial Pageant, with passenger flights in the famous monoplane Spider, parachute descents, daring acrobatics by famous pilots

Background imageAerial Collection: Airship, the Eagle, on display in London

Airship, the Eagle, on display in London
Engineering drawing of an airship, on display to the public at the Grounds of the Aeronautical Society, Victoria Road, opposite Kensington Gardens, London. With descriptive text below. 1835

Background imageAerial Collection: Aerial attack, WWI by Cyrus Cuneo

Aerial attack, WWI by Cyrus Cuneo
An aerial engagement during World War I, showing a German plane crashing to the earth in a column of flame and smoke. Date: 1916

Background imageAerial Collection: Back Them Up - World War Two poster

Back Them Up - World War Two poster
World War Two poster depicting British bombers (they look like the Bristol Beaufort) carrying out a daytime bombing raid on the city of Berlin. Date: 1939-1945

Background imageAerial Collection: Aerial view of Manhattan, New York, USA

Aerial view of Manhattan, New York, USA. 20th century

Background imageAerial Collection: Burra Bazaar (Burrabazar), Calcutta (Kolkata), India

Burra Bazaar (Burrabazar), Calcutta (Kolkata), India
Aerial view of Burra Bazaar (Burrabazar), Calcutta (Kolkata), India. circa 1890s

Background imageAerial Collection: General view of Turin, Italy

General view of Turin, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageAerial Collection: Rothesay, Bute, Scotland

Rothesay, Bute, Scotland
General view of Rothesay, Bute, Scotland. late 19th century

Background imageAerial Collection: View of harbour, Hong Kong, China

View of harbour, Hong Kong, China
View of the harbour, Hong Kong, China. circa 1890

Background imageAerial Collection: Old Delhi, India

Old Delhi, India
View of Old Delhi, India. circa 1890s

Background imageAerial Collection: View from Malabar Hill, Bombay (Mumbai), India

View from Malabar Hill, Bombay (Mumbai), India. circa 1890s

Background imageAerial Collection: The Maidan, Calcutta (Kolkata), India

The Maidan, Calcutta (Kolkata), India
View of The Maidan, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. circa 1890s

Background imageAerial Collection: Procession in Central London

Procession in Central London
Aerial view of the Silver Jubilee procession in Central London, with flags and garlands. 1935

Background imageAerial Collection: Hendon Air Pageant

Hendon Air Pageant
The Royal Air Force Pageant at Hendon, one of the famous fixtures of the Season. Date: 1927

Background imageAerial Collection: Fruit stall at Christmas, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Fruit stall at Christmas, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Aerial view of a colourful fruit stall in the local market in Funchal, Madeira, on the night before Christmas eve (23 December) during the annual Noite de Mercado dos Lavradores (workers market night)

Background imageAerial Collection: Imperial Airways poster

Imperial Airways poster
Poster for Imperial Airways, encouraging people to " See Europe by Air" and featuring an aerial view of the German city of Cologne. Date: c.1930

Background imageAerial Collection: Aircraft poster

Aircraft poster
French poster depicting a variety of aeroplanes and airships. Date: c.1910

Background imageAerial Collection: Winter Sports, Cooks World Travel Service

Winter Sports, Cooks World Travel Service
Cover illustration for Winter Sports, with Cooks World Travel Service, showing an aerial view of three skiers in Alpine ski wear skiing down a snowy mountain. Date: 1949




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