The Great Pictorial Romance of the Age or Steam Ship Commodores & United States Mail Contractors.

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

The Great Pictorial Romance of the Age or Steam Ship Commodores & United States Mail Contractors.

Date

c. 1849

Inventory Number

A20140658000

Physical Description

  • Uncolored lithograph commenting on the rush to California, featuring a balloon labeled 'California Mail Balloon via Nicaragua.' The balloon is aloft over the ocean with ships in the water. There are men on the balloon and ships, and all have speech bubbles. References are made to Cornelius Vanderbilt; Blondin, the wire walker; and Johnson's patent balloon.
  • 'Published by Chas. F. Gildersleave, 17 Williams St. N.Y.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Print, Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 41.4 × 55.2cm (16 5/16 × 21 3/4 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 48.3cm × 62.2cm × 3.8cm (19 × 24 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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