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