This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Print, Relief on Paper, Uncolored
- Mat: 23.2 × 27.3cm (9 1/8 × 10 3/4 in.)
- Unmatted: 15.2 × 20.6cm (6 in. × 8 1/8 in.)
Uncolored relief print from a newspaper of a steam-powered balloon aircraft. The aircraft looks like a small steamship with four balloons attached, and paddles on the sides for forward momentum. Label inside mat says, 'Early Attempt to Overcome the Difficulty of Directing Balloons Made in 1794.'