Embassy Extraordinary to Canada! (in the Royal Nassau Balloon.) Political Sketches by H.H. No. 15.


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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, Lithograph on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 37 × 27.9cm (14 9/16 in. × 11 in.)


February 15, 1838

Physical Description

  • Colored lithograph of a political cartoon. The cartoon shows two men in the gondola of a balloon that is still tied to the ground. Four men stand around the balloon. All of the men are in conversation, and each have speech bubbles with printed text.
  • The print appears to be a satirical comment on the Upper Canada rebellion of 1837, aimed at protesting control of Upper Canada by an oligarchy. Charles Green, who had announced his desire to balloon across the Atlantic, is carrying an ambassador to the rebels in his basket.
  • 'Pubd. by W. Soffe, 380. Strand, Feby. 15th 1838. W. Kohler, lith. 22 Denmark St. Soho.'


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