Grand Ascent of the Novel and Wonderful Aerial Vessel or Sailing Balloon! "L'Esperance"


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Broadside poster announcing the first ascent of the L'Esperance balloon from Cremone Gardens in 1865. Engraved image of the balloon in the middle of the poster.
  • 'Arliss & Co., Printers, 15, Great Queen Street, W.C'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Broadside Poster


  • Mat (H x W): 61 × 38.1cm (24 × 15 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 50.8 × 25.1cm (20 in. × 9 7/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

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