The Great Nassau Balloon


Display Status:

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 (H x W): 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 24.4 × 19.4cm (9 5/8 × 7 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

Great Britain

Physical Description

  • Colored lithograph of Charles Green flying the Nassau balloon with Robert Cocking's parachute attached below. Presumably on the date of the fatal trial of the parachute, July 24, 1837.
  • 'London, Published by T. Pewtress, 67 Newington Causeway.'


ART-Prints, Original

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