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Woodblock sketch of Lowe's balloon with McClellan's Army of the Potomac as depicted in Harper's Weekly.
Woodblock sketch of Lowe's balloon with McClellan's Army of the Potomac as depicted in Harper's Weekly.
Thaddeus Lowe as Union Army Balloon Corps' Chief Aeronaut
Thaddeus Lowe as Union Army Balloon Corps' Chief Aeronaut
Two of the hydrogen gas generators assigned to each balloon for inflating on the battlefield
Two of the hydrogen gas generators assigned to each balloon for inflating on the battlefield
Chain Bridge as it appeared during the Civil War
Chain Bridge as it appeared during the Civil War
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Thaddeus Lowe, c. 1890
Thaddeus Lowe, c. 1890
Lowe's mammoth balloon the City of New York, later named Great Western, to be used in a transatlantic flight
Lowe's mammoth balloon the City of New York, later named Great Western, to be used in a transatlantic flight
Lowe's intended flight from Cincinnati shown in red. Actual flight in blue.
Lowe's intended flight from Cincinnati shown in red. Actual flight in blue.
Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, c. 1865
Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, c. 1865