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:

"Grand Balloon Ascension at the International Exhibition, Thursday, August 30 by Prof. King in his Monster Balloon." Poster announcing Samuel King's gas balloon ascension on August 30, 1876, at the Centennial International Exhibition (May 10 through November 10, 1876), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Overprinted illustration depicts King in flight in his balloon over a large crowd, tent at right background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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