The "Aerion"--Another Suggestion for a Flying Machine


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.



Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of the "Aerion," another suggestion for a flying machine. Print is cut out from a newspaper. Shows a dirigible with paddle wheels on either side for forward motion. Text from other articles on the reverse of the print. The etching is the top half of a full page from an issue of 'The Graphic,' dated 1878.
  • The bottom half (not present) shows Osman Pasha arriving in Bucharest and receiving a bouquet.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted: 10.2 × 23.5cm (4 in. × 9 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


ART-Prints, Original

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