The Ascent of Mr. Sadler and Captn. Paget from Hackney, 12th Augst [sic] 1811 From a Drawing taken on the Spot


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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: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11 in.)
  • Unmatted: 31.8 × 21cm (12 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.)


August 19, 1811

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of Mr. Sadler and Captain Paget's ascent from Hackney on August 12, 1811. This scene is based on a drawing done at the event. Shows the balloon aloft over Hackney, a parish in Middlesex, with a cheering crowd below.
  • 'Publish'd Aug. 19th by I Murray, Princes Street Sobo & 326 Oxford Street.'


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