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Krainik Ballooning Collection

Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Names:
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896  Search this
Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.  Search this
Myers, Carl, 1842-1925  Search this
Myers, Mary, "Carlotta Queen of the Air"  Search this
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944  Search this
Extent:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Postcards
Photographs
Woodcuts
Date:
1859-1934
Summary:
This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.
Scope and Contents:
The Krainik Ballooning Collection contains 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items all pertaining to 19th and 20th century ballooning. Highlights of the stereoscopic photographs include: views of T.S.C. Lowe's balloons during the Civil War; views of the Nadar and Godard balloons; balloons during the Boer War, Russo-Japanese War, and WWI; and views of the airships Ganymede, Great Western, Phantom Balloons, Buffalo, Madame Carlotta, and The Aerial. The photographic portion of the collection features Matthew Brady's views of Lowe's balloons during the Civil War; views of the balloon Madam Carlotta before and during flights; smoke and gas balloon inflation and flights; and portraits of T.S.C. Lowe and other pioneers of ballooning.

The collection also contains lithographic cards printed in Germany, whimsical advertising trade cards incorporating popular ballooning motifs and events, and 19th century woodcut illustrations from various periodicals concerning all aspects of ballooning. Other items include a small broadside for the Grand Balloon Ascension of CARLOTTA and a contract for smoke balloon ascensions. A few non-archival items, such as medals for Lowe's balloon, City of New York, and Giffard's giant captive balloon, 1878, were accessioned with this collection and subsequently transferred to curatorial collections.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement note:
This collection has been arranged, first, in chronological order based on the Krainik inventory number that was assigned by the donor (K#), and then by size.
Biographical / Historical:
The Krainik Ballooning Collection was amassed by Clifford and Michele Krainik, experts in 19th and early 20th century historical photographs, negatives, and ephemera. This collection of 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia contains 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.
Provenance:
Clifford Krainik, Purchase, 1989, 1990-0009, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Great Western (Airship)  Search this
Phantom Balloons (Airships)  Search this
Airships  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Madame Carlotta (Airship)  Search this
The Aerial (Airship)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905  Search this
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Buffalo (Airship)  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Ganymede (Airship)  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications  Search this
Balloons -- History  Search this
Balloons -- pre-1900  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Postcards
Photographs
Woodcuts
Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0009
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0009
Additional Online Media:

"A Happy New Year." Two aeronauts up in a beautiful balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 38, Item K# 220; 99-42443
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Published in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1615

"A Happy New Year." Two elves drop shamrocks from a balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 39, Item K# 221; 99-42444
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents note:
Published by Union Postale Universelle, Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"A Happy New Year to You." Airship and Father Time

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 40, Item K# 222; 99-42445
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1619

"Wishing You a Prosperous New Year." Gas balloon with basket filled with roses

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 41, Item K# 223; 7A47264; 99-42682
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1911
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1621

"A Happy New Year." Two balloons: "1907 descending; "1908" ascending

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 42, Item K #224; 7A47265
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1907
Scope and Contents note:
Published in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1623

"A Happy New Year." Two balloons: "1907" in the water; "1908" rising

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 43, Item K #225; 7A47266
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1907
Scope and Contents note:
Published in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1625

"A Happy New Year." Airship drops shamrocks and $100,000 packages

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 44, Item K #226; 7A47267
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1627

Untitled. Handsome young couple in a balloon basket

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 45, Item K #227; 7A47268
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Published in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1629

"To My Valentine." Handsome young couple kissing in balloon basket

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 46, Item K #228; 7A47269
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1631

"To My Valentine." Cupid in balloon basket droping roses

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 47, Item K #229; 7A47270
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1633

"To My Valentine." Balloon with roses and song-birds

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 49, Item K #231; 7A47272
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany. See also Krainik number 232.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1637

"Many Happy Returns of the Day." Balloon with roses and song-birds

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 50, Item K #232; 7A47273
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany. See also Krainik number 231.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1639

"To My Heart's Best Love..." Cupid in a balloon basket with heart-shaped ballast

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 51, Item K #233; 7A47274
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1641

"St. Valentine's Fond Greeting..." Boy and girl up in a balloon with hearts

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 52, Item K #234; 7A47275
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1643

"To the One I Love Best..." Young boy in basket of airship

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 53, Item K #235; 7A47276
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1645

"Upp Genom Luften Med Dig." Young couple up in heart-shaped balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 54, Item K #236; 7A47277
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Sweden.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1647

"July 4th - The Day We Celebrate." Uncle Sam and two girls up in an airship

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 56, Item K #238; 7A47279
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents note:
Published by the International Art Company, New York and Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1650

"The Highest Expectations for HALLOWEEN." Jack-o-lantern-shaped balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 57, Item K # 239; 96-15867
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents note:
Published by S. Garre. Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1652

"Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS." Santa Claus and two small children in a balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 60, Item K #242; 7A47283
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Krainik Ballooning Collection
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Archival Repository:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1990-0009-ref1657

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