Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Balloon ascent of Charles and Robert from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, the first voyage made in a hydrogen balloon. After sending off a trial hydrogen balloon, Charles designed, and the brothers Robert built, a full-size man-carrier, the fabric of which was made imporous by the Roberts method of rubberising the cloth. This was the first modern type balloon.
1 December 1783
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans
Henry Dundas (later 1st Viscount Melville)
Henry Dundas (1742-1811) - became 1st Viscount Melville in 1802. A Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Date: circa 1780s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Melchizedek bringing forth bread and wine
Melchizedek, King of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine and blessing Abram (Abraham) - Thomas Bankes Bible, Genesis 14.19.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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