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 surrounded by a crowd in Western dress. Another balloon is aloft in the background. Center panel of three that make one image. A20140978000 is the left panel of the image, A20140980000 is the right panel.


ART-Prints, Original

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