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Display Status This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA Hangar Overlook
Object Details
Type ART-Prints, Original Medium Print, Etching on Paper, Colored Physical Description Colored etching of the landing of the first small hydrogen balloon in the village of Gonesse, August 27, 1783. The balloon is laying partially deflated on the ground, surrounded by an alarmed crowd with people attacking the balloon with stones, sticks, and pitchforks. Detailed description of the event in French below the scene. The caption identifies the balloon as a Montgolfier. Rather, it is the first small gas balloon flown by J.A.C. Charles from the Champs de Mars in August 1783.. 'Se vend à Paris chez Le Noir Md. Fournisseur des Estampes du Cabinet du Roi, demeurant au Louvre.' Dimensions 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 28.6 × 38.1cm (11 1/4 in. × 15 in.)
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 44.4cm × 53.3cm × 3.8cm (17 1/2 × 21 × 1 1/2 in.)
Inventory Number A20140578000 Credit Line Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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