Medallion

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Date

1878

Inventory Number

A20140372000

Physical Description

Gold-plated souvenir medallion with ring for ribbon on the top. Front shows a scene of a balloon over Paris that is tethered to the ground. Labeled 'Panorama de Paris / 1878.' Reverse says 'Souvenir / de mon Ascension / dans / le Grand Ballon Captif / a Vapeur / de Mr. Henry Giffard'.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Medallion

Dimensions

Overall: (Dia. x H with Ring x Depth): 5.1 × 6.7 × 8cm (2 × 2 5/8 × 3 3/16 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-Mixed Media

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