Prof. Lowe's Balloon Wagon


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Prof. Lowe's Balloon Wagon

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Oil on canvas painting of T.S.C. Lowe's hydrogen generating balloon inflation wagon standing next to an army wagon identified as belonging to Hancock's Brigade No. 3. A number of Union soldiers are in the picture, including a mounted officer, perhaps Winfield Scott Hancock. A two-story house stands on a hill, with out-buildings. Barrels and a crate are on the bank of a river with sailing ships, steamboats, and other vessels moored off shore as well as coming and going.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin

United States of America


Painting, Oil on Canvas


2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 99.1 × 129.5 × 4.4cm (39 in. × 51 in. × 1 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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