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giovedì 25 marzo 2010

The first parachute by Jacques Garnerin

Le premier parachute de Jacques Garnerin, essayé par lui-même au parc de Mousseaux, le 22 octobre 1797 (the first parachute by Jacques Garnerin, tested by himself in the park of Mousseaux, 22 October 1797). Three technical illustrations show "Calotte du parachute" (crown of parachute); "Parachute ployé, à l'instant du départe" (folded parachute, moment of release from ascending balloon); and "Parachute déployé, à l'instant de la séparation d'avec le ballon" (unfolded parachute, moment of separation). Etching with aquatint, hand-colored, likely from 1798 or 1799 ("An 7" – Year 7 of the French revolutionary calendar).

From the Tissandier Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.
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[PD] This picture is in the public domain.

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