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Balloon Collection

"D-Day - Supplies pour ashore as balloons guide the way to victory" The Bristol balloon festival, a mesmerizing spectacle in Avon, England

Background imageBalloon Collection: Bristol balloon festival, Bristol, Avon, England, UK, Europe

Bristol balloon festival, Bristol, Avon, England, UK, Europe

Background imageBalloon Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background imageBalloon Collection: Dog - Bassett hound puppy with ears being held up by balloons

Dog - Bassett hound puppy with ears being held up by balloons
LA-5819 Dog - Bassett hound puppy with ears being held up by balloons Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBalloon Collection: Catford Evacuees

Catford Evacuees
A group of excited evacuee schoolchildren wait with their nurses on the platform of Catford train station in south east London. (Note the barrage balloon behind them)

Background imageBalloon Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageBalloon Collection: Central aircraft station at Notre-Dame (Paris), illustration from Le XXeme siecle

Central aircraft station at Notre-Dame (Paris), illustration from Le XXeme siecle
CHT164155 Central aircraft station at Notre-Dame (Paris), illustration from Le XXeme siecle, La Vie Electrique, c. 1890 (colour engraving) by Robida

Background imageBalloon Collection: The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour

The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour
The March of Intellect, (1828?); showing a juggernaut figure with London University on its head and balloons issuing from its pipe, sweeping and kicking to one side lawyers, vicars, and quack doctors

Background imageBalloon Collection: Oil on gauze and board by Paul Klee. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Oil on gauze and board by Paul Klee. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
KLEE: RED BALLOON, 1922. Oil on gauze and board by Paul Klee. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Background imageBalloon Collection: Golden Retriever Dog - holding balloons

Golden Retriever Dog - holding balloons
JD-19806 Golden Retriever Dog - holding balloons John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBalloon Collection: Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Background imageBalloon Collection: Balloon / James Sadler

Balloon / James Sadler
James Sadlers balloon ascent at Oxford

Background imageBalloon Collection: Picture No. 11993304

Picture No. 11993304
Hamster driving miniature red sports convertible car with heart shaped balloons attached, valentine Date:

Background imageBalloon Collection: Colorful Prayer Flags at Mount Everest base camp

Colorful Prayer Flags at Mount Everest base camp
Colorful Prayer Flags and balloons at Mount Everest base camp in Tibet, China

Background imageBalloon Collection: Balloonists CVS01_01_023

Balloonists CVS01_01_023
Tales of balloon flight. Intrepid balloonists Cecil Shadbolt (left) and Captain William Dale (right) posed in the basket of a gas balloon

Background imageBalloon Collection: Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers

Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers
Handbill advertising a balloon race between Charles Green and his brother in two balloons, taking place from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, to celebrate the Queens birthday. 13 August 1835

Background imageBalloon Collection: Chelsea Arts Club Ball

Chelsea Arts Club Ball
An impression of the Dazzle Ball of the Chelsea Arts Club held to celebrate the Allied victory at the end of World War One. Costumes were inspired by the dazzle

Background imageBalloon Collection: Montgolfier 1st Flight

Montgolfier 1st Flight
The first manned ascent - Pilatre de Rozier and the marquis d Arlandes make history in a hot-air Montgolfiere

Background imageBalloon Collection: A Balloon View of London (viewed from North) (engraving)

A Balloon View of London (viewed from North) (engraving)
609814 A Balloon View of London (viewed from North) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Balloon View of London (viewed from North)

Background imageBalloon Collection: Montgolfier balloon in flight over Paris

Montgolfier balloon in flight over Paris
First manned balloon ascent, made in the presence of the Dauphin, from the Jardin de la Muette, Paris, under the direction of Montgolfier

Background imageBalloon Collection: Mr. Sadlers Ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford

Mr. Sadlers Ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford
James Sadlers ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford on 7th July 1810. Sadler became the first Englishman to ascend in a balloon (the first English Aeronaut) on 4th October 1784 from Christ Church Meadow

Background imageBalloon Collection: Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917
A British observer drops from the car of a kite balloon, attached to the parachute which is hanging over the side of the basket. His colleague has already jumped and is on his way to the ground

Background imageBalloon 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 imageBalloon 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 imageBalloon Collection: RAF Balloon Barrage at Cardington

RAF Balloon Barrage at Cardington
Royal Air Force Balloon Barrage at Cardington, Bedfordshire (note the distinctive airship hangars back right - still there today)

Background imageBalloon Collection: ©EyeUbiquitous_20092712

©EyeUbiquitous_20092712
SWITZERLAND, Canton de Vaud, Chateau d Oex, Three Hot Air Balloons taking off and framed by sections of other balloons

Background imageBalloon Collection: DOG. Cocker Spaniel puppy - with heart shaped balloon Digital Manipulation: added balloon

DOG. Cocker Spaniel puppy - with heart shaped balloon Digital Manipulation: added balloon
JD-19590-M3 DOG. Cocker Spaniel puppy - with heart shaped balloon John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBalloon Collection: Montgolfier Ist Manned

Montgolfier Ist Manned
Intrepid pioneers PILATRE DE ROZIER and the marquis D ARLANDES make the first successful manned flight in a Montgolfier balloon (hot air) at Paris

Background imageBalloon Collection: Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909

Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909
Perhaps the chief interest in this photograph is the actual passing of a balloon under the basket of the one from which this picture was taken

Background imageBalloon Collection: Futuristic long distance airship

Futuristic long distance airship
A futuristic long distance airship held aloft by two long balloons, flying across the sea

Background imageBalloon Collection: Aerial view, Manchester and the Ship Canal

Aerial view, Manchester and the Ship Canal seen from a balloon. 19th century

Background imageBalloon Collection: Piccard 1931 Ascent - 4

Piccard 1931 Ascent - 4
Drawing showing the balloon in which Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard plans to fly higher than anyone has ever flown before - a project which will be realised in May

Background imageBalloon Collection: LUNARDIs ASCENT 1784

LUNARDIs ASCENT 1784
Vincenzo Lunardi makes the first ascent into English airspace, shortly after the first ascent in Scotland - 200, 000 watch him

Background imageBalloon Collection: Spelterini over Alps

Spelterini over Alps
Swiss aviator Eduard Spelterini achieves the first flight over the Swiss Alps in his balloon Wega

Background imageBalloon Collection: First Gas Balloon 1787

First Gas Balloon 1787
The first manned flight in a gas balloon, over Paris

Background imageBalloon Collection: Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1

Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1
Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard, with colleague Kipfer, reaches record altitude of 16, 201m, ascending from Augsburg and coming down in the Austrian Alps Date: 27 May 1931

Background imageBalloon Collection: Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia

Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey, Asia Minor, Asia

Background imageBalloon Collection: Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902

Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBalloon Collection: X-X-X-X-Xmas by J. Gordge

X-X-X-X-Xmas by J. Gordge
Two lovers dressed as Columbine and Harlequin prepare for a romantic kiss at what looks to be a deserted party

Background imageBalloon Collection: Aerial Life

Aerial Life
BON43514 Aerial Life by Robinson, William Heath (1872-1944); Private Collection; Photo eBonhams, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageBalloon Collection: Early hot air balloon flight

Early hot air balloon flight

Background imageBalloon Collection: Godards balloon ascent from the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Godards balloon ascent from the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Mademoiselle Godards - balloon ascent from the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark. Date: 1837

Background imageBalloon Collection: Ballooning CVS01_01_019

Ballooning CVS01_01_019
Tales of balloon flight. A smartly dressed group has gathered to pose for a photograph with a near-inflated balloon. Cecil Shadbolt is pictured standing third from the right, wearing a bowler hat

Background imageBalloon Collection: ballooning CVS01_01_041

ballooning CVS01_01_041
A hand-coloured lantern slide showing Shadbolts balloon Reliance taking off from the grounds of Alexandra Palace, with large crowds watching. A second balloon is preparing for launch

Background imageBalloon Collection: Christmas cracker box label

Christmas cracker box label
Label for a box of Batgers Christmas crackers featuring a lady jester in a colourful costume waving a bunch of balloons

Background imageBalloon Collection: WW1 - The King Stephen fishing boat and Zeppelin L19, 1916

WW1 - The King Stephen fishing boat and Zeppelin L19, 1916
WW1 - The zeppelin L19 (also known as the LZ 54), was a World War I airship of the of the Imperial German Navy. After its first bomb raid in the UK, the L19 crashed in the North Sea

Background imageBalloon Collection: Ascent of Mrs. Graham and the Royal Victoria Balloon

Ascent of Mrs. Graham and the Royal Victoria Balloon accompanied by Mrs. W. H. Adams and Miss Dean, Mermaid Tea Gardens, Hackney

Background imageBalloon Collection: First Aerial Photo

First Aerial Photo
The first aerial photograph showing the Place de l Etoile, Paris, taken by Nadar in 1858 from an altitude of 520 meters in a tethered balloon. (Photo by Nadar/Getty Images)

Background imageBalloon Collection: Felix Valloton: The Balloon. Oil on cardboard, 1899

Felix Valloton: The Balloon. Oil on cardboard, 1899
VALLOTON: BALLOON, 1899. Felix Valloton: The Balloon. Oil on cardboard, 1899



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"D-Day - Supplies pour ashore as balloons guide the way to victory" The Bristol balloon festival, a mesmerizing spectacle in Avon, England, Europe Captivating moments at the Chelsea Arts Club Ball with balloons floating above A heartwarming sight of a Bassett hound puppy with its ears held up by colorful balloons Remembering the Catford Evacuees who found solace in the sky filled with balloons An enchanting illustration from W Heath Robinson's Railway Ribaldry featuring a whimsical balloon adventure Paul Klee's masterpiece on gauze and board captures the ethereal beauty of balloons (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Marveling at an aerial view of Manchester and the Ship Canal adorned by majestic hot air balloons Montgolfier balloon gracefully soaring over Paris, painting a picture-perfect scene Celebrating James Sadler's pioneering spirit through his remarkable invention.