This finding aid describes the more than 600 prints and ephemera contained within the Huntington Library’s Aeronautica collection.
These materials date from 1762 to 1940 and document
the early history of balloon flight primarily in France and England, as well as the use of aeronautical imagery in satirical,
documentary, and decorative images. Item types consist primarily of prints, illustrations,
and broadsides, but also include ephemera such as handbills, advertisements, original drawings and watercolors, invitations
and tickets, handwritten notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, scraps
of fabric from balloons and parachutes, and sheet music.
1 volume, 14 flat-top boxes, 2 portfolio boxes, and 22 oversized folders
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office
of the Library Director.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.