Mr. McGuire. On the 12th of May 1785 ascended in a balloon from Dublin and was driven out to sea where he was picked up by a vessel almost perished and spent with swimming.


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

Data Source

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, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 14.9 × 13.3cm (5 7/8 × 5 1/4 in.)

Physical Description

Uncolored etching of a portrait of Mr. Richard McGuire (or Maguire), a university student, who ascended from Dublin on May 12, 1785 in Richard Crosbie's balloon. Shows him in profile in front of the sea with a ship on the water and a balloon very close to the water. Description below notes that the balloon was blown out to sea and that Mr. McGuire had to be rescued.


ART-Prints, Original

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