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The ascent of the balloon 'Zenith' above the clouds with its three occupants (Crocé-Spinelli, Tissandier and Sivel) conducting operations, 1875. Coloured wood engraving.

Date
1800-1899
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36313i
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Description

The balloon reached the altitude of 8,600 meters (28,000 feet). Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf (Wikipedia)

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving, with watercolour ; sheet 16.6 x 23.1 cm

Lettering

The fatal balloon accident - car of the "Zenith" with the three aeronauts. M. Croce-Spinelli (killed). M Gaston Tissandier (the survivor) M.Sivel (killed)

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Bears artist's monogram: JH or HJ

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36313i

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  • English


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