LTA, Balloons, USA, Steiner (John), Erie, Pennsylvania, Ascension (June 1857). photograph

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Summary
This photograph of quarter-plate ambrotype made by an unknown photographer shows the balloon ascension by John Steiner at Erie, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 1857. The scene pictured is the first attempt to fly to Canada across Lake Erie. This ambrotype, which shows men ringing the balloon as it is inflated outdoors, is thought to be the earliest dated photographic image of a balloon ascension in the United States.
Repository Loc.
National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
Topic
Aeronautics
Balloons
National Air and Space Museum Archives
photographer
Unknown
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John Steiner Balloon Ascension Ambrotype
June 18, 1857
Type
Ambrotypes
Local number
NASM-7A44454