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Huntington Library Aeronautica Collection: Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
pri470, pri472, pri475, RB 10015, RB 139413; some additional items assigned individual RB call numbers are listed in the collection inventory.  
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Description
This finding aid describes the more than 600 prints and ephemera contained within the Huntington Library’s Aeronautica collection. These materials date from 1762 to 1940 and document the early history of balloon flight primarily in France and England, as well as the use of aeronautical imagery in satirical, documentary, and decorative images. Item types consist primarily of prints, illustrations, and broadsides, but also include ephemera such as handbills, advertisements, original drawings and watercolors, invitations and tickets, handwritten notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, scraps of fabric from balloons and parachutes, and sheet music.
Extent
1 volume, 14 flat-top boxes, 2 portfolio boxes, and 22 oversized folders
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.