The Great Montgolfier Balloon. The Penny Satirist. A Cheap Substitute for a Weekly Newspaper. No. 58, Vol. 2.


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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, Wood Engraving on Paper, Uncolored


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 50.8 × 40.6cm (20 × 16 in.)


May 26, 1838

Physical Description

Uncolored wood engraving of the ascent of the Montgolfier balloon that took place on May 24, 1838 in honor of the Queen's birthday. The print is from the front page of The Penny Satirist newspaper, No. 58, Vol. 2., which was published two days after the event.


ART-Prints, Original

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