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.

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): 35.6 × 23.5cm (14 in. × 9 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin



c. 1850-1880

Physical Description

Japanese woodcut print of a gas balloon being inflated for ascension, with the gondola being moved into position in the foreground. The balloon is surrounded by a crowd in Western dress. Right panel of three that make one image. A20140978000 is the left panel of the image, A20140979000 is the center panel.


ART-Prints, Original

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