Balloon descent, Beuvri near Bethune, France
View of the Plaine de Beuvri (or Beuvry) near the town of Bethune in Artois, north of Paris. Balloon descent by the Robert brothers and Colin Hullin near a windmill, from where they were conducted to the Chateau de Beuvry, where a celebration took place the same evening. They had ascended from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, earlier that day.
19 September 1784
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans