The Ascent of Mrs. Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon. Accompanied by Mrs. W.H. Adams and Miss Dean, the only three female Aeronauts that ever ascended alone. from the Mermaid Tea Garens [sic], Hackney. on the 9th of August, 1837.


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, Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored


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

Physical Description

  • Uncolored lithograph of Mrs. Margaret Graham, Mrs. W.H. Adams, and Miss Dean ascending in the Royal Victoria Balloon from the Mermaid tea gardens on August 9, 1837. Margaret Graham (1804-1880) was billed as the first English female aeronaut. The three women ascended without men. The scene shows the balloon over roughly sketched trees and greenery. The women are waving from the gondola.
  • 'Printed by W. Clerk, 202 High Helborn.'


ART-Prints, Original

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