Lincoln Portrayer Charles Roscoe Miles Visiting the Piccard Stratosphere Flight Balloon at Ford Airport, October 1934

Summary

In October 1934, the Piccard stratospheric flight ascended 10.9 miles from Ford Airport field. The magnesium gondola depicted here was carried by a hydrogen balloon. Charles Roscoe Miles, a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, marketed his resemblance via a lecture circuit in the 1930s, where he met Henry Ford and was invited to visit the Museum and Greenfield Village.

In October 1934, the Piccard stratospheric flight ascended 10.9 miles from Ford Airport field. The magnesium gondola depicted here was carried by a hydrogen balloon. Charles Roscoe Miles, a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, marketed his resemblance via a lecture circuit in the 1930s, where he met Henry Ford and was invited to visit the Museum and Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

17 October 1934

Subject Date

17 October 1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.188.P.11368

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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