This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Restrictions & Rights
- Mat (H x W): 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
- Unmatted (H x W): 33.3 × 21.9cm (13 1/8 × 8 5/8 in.)
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Country of Origin
- Hand-colored etching of a crowd gathered in front of the Chateau de la Muette to watch the take-off of the first free flight of a balloon carrying human beings aloft, November 21, 1783. Balloon, trees, and roof of palace hand-colored with blue ink. The rest is uncolored. Descriptive paragraph below image in French.
- 'A Paris chez Esnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutance'