Print, Lithograph on Paper

Print, Lithograph on Paper

A lithograph produced by T.S.C. Lowe, Chief of Aeronautics, for the headquarters, Union Army of the Potomac, December 22, 1862. The document presents Lowe's proposal for the use of hot air ("caloric") signal balloons to carry a variety of banners and colored pyrotechnics aloft. In the remarks column, Lowe describes the plan to Col. Albert J. Myers, Chief of the Army's Signal Corps. The lithograph is matted and framed.

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