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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- Mat (H x W): 35.6 × 45.7cm (14 × 18 in.)
- Unmatted (H x W): 23.8 × 34.9cm (9 3/8 × 13 3/4 in.)
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- Uncolored transfer lithograph of Robert Cocking and images of the ascent and descent of his parachute. Transfer lithograph is poorly executed, with loss of details.
- Left: Ascent of the Royal Nassau Balloon with Robert Cocking in his parachute attached below on July 24, 1837.
- Center: Full-body portrait of Robert Cocking, with him standing in profile.
- Right: Image shows the descent of the parachute in three stages. Top of the image shows the parachute right after detaching from the balloon, and it is open and working properly. The balloon is aloft in the top right of the image. Middle of the image shows the parachute right after its collapse. The bottom shows the parachute fully collapsed and descending rapidly.