Francis Jehl with Balloonists Jeannette and Jean Piccard at Menlo Park Laboratory, 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 depicts their visit to Menlo Park Laboratory at Greenfield Village, with Edison Pioneer Francis Jehl present.

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 depicts their visit to Menlo Park Laboratory at Greenfield Village, with Edison Pioneer Francis Jehl present.

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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