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Oil painting on wood panel of Mrs. Graham's balloon ascent with the Duke of Brunswick on August 22, 1836. Image shows the balloon aloft over the sea. A ship is in the foreground, with the coast in the background. Typed Note on Reverse: "Owing to a bad landing, due to probably the premature alighting of the Duke, Mrs. Graham was thrown out of the car and severely injured. She herself claimed that the fall was of a thousand feet, and that her dress acted as a parachute and thus saved her life."
Oil on Panel
Mrs. Graham's Balloon Ascent with the Duke of Brunswick, 22nd August 1836
E. W. Cocks
Oil on panel
English, c. 1836
This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.