Possibly Edible

VINTAGE ADS JUNKIE WITH AN OCCASIONAL RECIPE

Things That Are Way Cool

Lithograph shows the balloon “L’Union” flying with four men on board. Date of publication unknown. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

“Le premier parachute de Jacques Garnerin, essayé par lui-même au parc de Mousseaux, le 22 octobre 1797”

Three technical illustrations show “Calotte du parachute” (crown of deployed parachute); “Parachute ployé, à l’instant du départe” (release from ascending balloon); and “Parachute déployé, à l’instant de la séparation d’avec le ballon” (separation when it becomes fully deployed). Etching with aquatint. Hand colored. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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