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Print, Aquatint on Paper, Uncolored, NEUEFTE ERFINDING EINEN LUFTBALLON NACH WILLKUHR ZU DIRIGIREN FAMT EINER GEDRUCKSEN ERKLARUNG
Uncolored aquatint of two large birds pulling a balloon. A man is riding in the gondola, and is holding a whip. Print appears to have been previously cut into 6 rectangular pieces, or it was folded and the paper split along the folds. The print is reassembled, and now adhered to a piece of board, so the reverse is inaccessible.
Print, Aquatint on Paper, Uncolored, NEUEFTE ERFINDING EINEN LUFTBALLON NACH WILLKÜHR ZU DIRIGIREN FAMT EINER GEDRUCKSEN ERKLÄRUNG
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.