"In the Clouds:" Hiram Maxim Portrait, Vanity Fair


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, Chromolithograph on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 38.1 × 25.4cm (15 × 10 in.)


December 15, 1904

Physical Description

  • Colored lithograph portait of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim done for Vanity Fair by Leslie Ward under the pseudonym, "Spy." Image shows Hiram Maxim standing in a black pinstripe suit, in front of a large, hanging shark or fish. "Vanity Fair" and date in the top margin. Title below the image. Accompanied by text page from Vanity Fair.
  • "Vincent Brocks, Day Son Ltd. lith." Date of issue is December 15, 1904.


ART-Prints, Original

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