Lebaudy Airship in Field

ID: SIA2011-0955 or AI 6033


Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54, Folder: 9E

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A full view of a Lebaudy Airship, a semi-rigid airship, in an open field with people on the ground. Two others are standing on a suspended platform from the airship. The first experimental Lebaudy airship was built in 1902.


Lebaudy Air Ship


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • For additional views of the Lebaudy Airship see SIA2011-0956 and SIA2011-0957.
  • Le Jaune - Built by Lebaudy Frères in France, first flight: 1902-11-13. Lebaudy built many other semi-rigid airships, among them the Patrie and the République.
  • See "Lighter-Than-Air: An Illustrated History of Balloons and Airships" a publication on airships by an aernautical historian at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum Tom D.Crouch.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54, Folder: 9E

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1903

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  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Hot air balloons
  • Airships
  • Flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Crowds
  • Balloons




  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2011-0955 or AI 6033

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8 1/8h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Photographic Print

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