Balloonist Jean Piccard Visiting Menlo Park Laboratory in Greenfield Village, November 1933

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a magnesium gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. The Piccards were guests of Henry Ford at the Dearborn Inn while Jeannette trained for flight. This image shows Jean signing a sheet of paper at Thomas Edison's desk in the Menlo Park Laboratory at Greenfield Village.

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a magnesium gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. The Piccards were guests of Henry Ford at the Dearborn Inn while Jeannette trained for flight. This image shows Jean signing a sheet of paper at Thomas Edison's desk in the Menlo Park Laboratory at Greenfield Village.

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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