Mr. Edward Spencer...Who accompanied Mr. Charles Green, in that fatal Parachute experiment, of Mr. Robert Cocking's, July 24th, 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens.


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National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 20.5 × 16.2cm (8 1/16 × 6 3/8 in.)


August 31, 1839

Physical Description

  • Uncolored lithograph of a portrait of Edward Spencer, who was in the balloon with Charles Green at the ascent from Vauxhall Gardens on July 24, 1837, when Robert Cocking's experimental parachute failed. Portrait shows the Nassau Balloon with Robert Cocking's parachute aloft in the background. Below the image is Edward Spencer's name, birthdate, a caption describing his ballooning experiences, and a copy of his signature. Edward Spencer had made 27 ascents with Green at the time of the portrait.
  • 'G.P. Harding F.S.A. del et fecit. Day & Hagke, Lithrs. to the Queen. Published Aug 31st 1839, by G.P Harding, 69, Hercules Buildings, Lambeth.'


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