Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Modern drawing of two women and a boy observing the inflation of the Confederate "Silk Dress" balloon made in Richmond in 1862. Possibly drawn during the centennial of the Civil War, 1961-1965.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial operations

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1962

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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