Balloon Ascension


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): 36.5 × 24.8cm (14 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin


Physical Description

  • Japanese woodcut print showing the preparations for a balloon launch. A crowd in Western clothing is putting the balloon into position in a field. This print may depict the events leading up to the flights of T.S.C. Lowe and William Paullin in celebration of the visit of the Japanese Embassy to Philadelphia on June 14, 1860.
  • The print is a duplicate of the center panel A20140976000.


ART-Prints, Original

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