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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:
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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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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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"Andree's Balloon. Onward Over the Polar Sea." Andree's balloon in flight

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (Advertisement, 2.5 x 3.25 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 124, Item K# 302; 7A47349
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Prints
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Ad for Hassan, The Oriental Smoke, largest selling brand of cigarettes in America.
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"Balloon Race - Using our Self Holders..." Three smoke balloons preparing for inflation, Montgomery, Alabama

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (Advertisement, 3.25 x 5.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 125, Item K# 303; 7A47350
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Prints
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
Ad for the Raub and Longo Balloon and Bi-Plane Company - men's collars and cuffs.
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Untitled. Boy up in a gas balloon with garland

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Chromolithograph (4.25 x 3 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 126, Item K# 304; 7A47351
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Chromolithographs
Date:
1860s/1870s
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Untitled. Two young girls up in an egg-shaped balloon. Bird's nest serves as a basket

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Chromolithograph (4.5 x 3 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 127, Item K# 305; 7A47352
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Chromolithographs
Date:
1870s/1880s
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Untitled. Man in small balloon feeding birds

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Chromolithograph (3.5 x 2.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 128, Item K# 306; 7A47353
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Chromolithographs
Date:
circa 1890s
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"To Greet My Valentine." Angel with lute in a balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Valentine), 5.5 x 3 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 129, Item K# 308; 7A47354
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Published by Raphael Tuck. Printed in Germany.
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Collection Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"To My Valentine -- Love and Kisses." Two cupids in balloon catch a pretty young girl with the drag anchor

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Valentine), 5 x 4 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 130, Item K# 309; 7A47355
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1920s
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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"My Valentine." Young couple up in a balloon

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Valentine), 3.375 x 2.75 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 131, Item K# 310; 7A47356
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1920s/1930s
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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"To My Valentine." Young boy in balloon basket with valentine in hand

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Valentine), 6 x 3 inches.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 132, Item K# 311; 7A47357
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1920s
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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"James Allen, Aeronaut. Balloon Ascensions...Instructions given in the art." Business card with balloon vignette

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Business card))
Container:
Box 2, Folder 133, Item K# 394; 7A47330
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1860s
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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"Proofs from William..." Ink drawing showing two large eyes and a gas balloon in flight

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 2, Folder 134, Item K# 400; 7A47415
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1870s
Scope and Contents note:
Reverse of Krainik number 400A.
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Pencil and ink notes and small doodle

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((Notebook page))
Container:
Box 2, Folder 134, Item K# 400A; 7A47416
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1870s
Scope and Contents note:
Reverse of Krainik number 400.
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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"Exhibition Universelle, 1878." Giant captive balloon created by Henri Giffard

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Wet plate albumen photograph, 11 x 7 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 118; 7A47393
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1878
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Untitled. Aeronaut, James Allen, with bridal party

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Wet plate albumen photograph, 8.5 x 5.25 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 120; 7A47391
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1888
Scope and Contents note:
See also Krainik numbers 119 and 394.
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Untitled. "Madame Carlotta" (Mary Breed Hawley) and Prof. Carl Myers posed just prior to ascension

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Wet plate albumen photograph, 10 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 121; 2006-3656
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1885
Scope and Contents note:
Photographed by Epler and Arnold, Saratoga, New York. See also Krainik numbers 50, 62, 71-73, 122, and 396.
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Untitled. "Madame Carlotta's" balloon ascension at Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Wet plate albumen photograph, 5.25 x 8.25 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 122; 7A47365
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1885
Scope and Contents note:
Photographed by J.S. Woolley, Saratoga, New York. See also Krainik numbers 50, 62, 121, and 396.
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Untitled. Ascension of a large gas balloon. "Skies" printed on envelope. American

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Wet plate albumen photograph, 5 x 8.5 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 123; 7A47364
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1885
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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"Making Ready." Inflation of a smoke balloon. American

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Albumen photograph, 4.5 x 3.75 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 127; 7A47409
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890s
Scope and Contents note:
See also Krainik number 128.
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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"Everything O.K." Inflation of a smoke balloon. American

Collection Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Albumen photograph, 4.5 x 3.75 inches.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1, Item K# 128; 7A47410
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890s
Scope and Contents note:
See also Krainik number 127.
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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