This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
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- Mat: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11 in.)
- Unmatted: 25.4 × 19.2cm (10 in. × 7 9/16 in.)
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- Uncolored etching with five ballooning scenes.
- 1. shows Montgolfier's balloon aloft.
- 2. shows Blanchard's balloon aloft.
- 3. shows Charles and Robert's first small balloon flown on the Champ de Mars being inflated with gas.
- 4. shows Lunardi's balloon on the ground still attached to the gas barrels.
- 5. shows Thomas Baldwin's view of Chester from Lunardi's balloon.
- Each scene has a number which corresponds to the title at the bottom of the page.
- 'Published as the Act directs, Jany. 16th, 1796, by J. Wilkes.' 'Barber sculp.'