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, Woodcut on Paper, Colored


  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 36.8 × 24.8cm (14 1/2 × 9 3/4 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (with A20140970000, A20140971000) (H x W x D): 53.3cm × 88.9cm × 3.8cm (21 × 35 × 1 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin



c. 1850-1880

Physical Description

  • Japanese woodcut print of two men and one woman on a patio. Left panel of three that combine to show a balloon ascension commemorating the visit to Philadelphia of the first Japanese Embassy to the U.S., June 14, 1860. The man to the far left is Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, one of the aeronauts flying that day.
  • A20140970000 is the center panel of the scene, and A20140971000 is the right panel.


ART-Prints, Original

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