This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Restrictions & Rights
- Mat: 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
- Unmatted: 34 × 23.2cm (13 3/8 × 9 1/8 in.)
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- Colored etching showing a man with torn clothing and a walking stick with a crumpled balloon tied to his back. Eight lines of verse printed below the image describing the man as a balloonist begging for money to pay for gas to fill his balloon. The figure is apparently a caricature of Vincenzo Lunardi.
- 'Pubd. 5. Sept. 1785 by T. Cornell Bruton Street.'