1. smithsonianlibraries:

The ascent of Mrs. Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon. August 9th, 1837. Now with movement! Relive that exciting time in air travel right here on our tumblr. From the second volume of William Upcott’s scrapbook of early aeronautica.

    smithsonianlibraries:

    The ascent of Mrs. Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon. August 9th, 1837. Now with movement! Relive that exciting time in air travel right here on our tumblr. From the second volume of William Upcott’s scrapbook of early aeronautica.

  2. peabodywunderkammer:

    Adventures in aviation!  Yes, that was one of the theme’s of yesterday’s Intersession class.  After gaining inspiration from storied balloonists and pilots of yore, our daring students conducted their own experiments in flight, attempting to fly paper airplanes across the library from the 6th floor.  The competition was strong, the loss bitter.  Only one plane was successful.  To Georges goes the spoils of victory!

    And, um, a quadcopter also made an appearance.  Video will be forthcoming!

    Awesome library programming.