Dittisham Aerostat

Designed and built by the Swiss engineer Albert Liwentaal while he was living in Devon, England, the Dittisham Aerostat of 1894 glider was tested twice, and crashed twice. The photograph, the image appearing to have been printed backwards, shows the result of the final trial, which took place near Bozomzeal, above Dittisham, Devon, along the River Dart.