The first Ascent (unaccompanied) of Mr. Chas Paternoster, In his Balloon the Sultan, from Vauxhall Gardens, London

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This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

The first Ascent (unaccompanied) of Mr. Chas Paternoster, In his Balloon the Sultan, from Vauxhall Gardens, London

Inventory Number

A20140417000

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of the ascent of the Royal Sultan, flown by Mr. Charles Paternoster, August 7, 1854. A cheering crowd has gathered in the gardens to watch the event. Vauxhall Pavilion is in the background. Three stanza poem, "An appeal to the Friends of the Licensed Victulers School," and an exhortation on behalf of the charity below the caption.
  • Printed in Great Britain, drawn and engraved by W. Longman, 35, Red Cross St. City.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin

Great Britain

Medium

Print, Etching on Paper, Colored

Dimensions

  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 42.2 × 31.8cm (16 5/8 × 12 1/2 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 53.3cm × 44.5cm × 3.8cm (21 × 17 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

ART-Prints, Original

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