Balloons Being Prepared for Ascension


Display Status:

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


c. 1850

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Japanese woodcut print showing a parachute descending in the foreground, and a balloon ascending with parachute attached in the background. A crowd watches from below. Dress of the crowd and style of the buildings suggest that this scene is taking place in the West. Left panel of three that create one image. A20140979000 is the center panel of the scene, A20140980000 is the right panel.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin



Print, Woodcut on Paper, Colored


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 × 24.4cm (14 in. × 9 5/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Prints, Original

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