Aerostation out at Elbows or the Itinerant Aeronaut.


Display Status:

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
  • Unmatted: 34 × 23.2cm (13 3/8 × 9 1/8 in.)


September 5, 1785

Physical Description

  • 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.'


ART-Prints, Original

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