Tag Archives: Ballooning

The Giant Balloon

With all the technological advancements in aviation, a colorful balloon in the sky still captures our attention.  Last month, Special Collections and Archives purchased a 154 year old rare title published in London in 1863.  This early text compiled by … Continue reading

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Levitt Luzern Custer: Short Biography

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and … Continue reading

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French Aviation Lithograph Collection

          In France, by the late nineteenth century, color lithography was seen as a new art form and sustained by a proliferation of dealers, printers, critics, etc. Devoted more and more to commerce and advertising than it was purely to … Continue reading

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