Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, Grand Day Féte, on Monday, the 24th of July, 1837. Extraordinary Novelty and Combined Attraction! Ascent in the Royal Nassau Balloon by Mr. Green, and Descent in a Newly-Invented Parachute, by Mr. Cocking.

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Broadside Poster

Dimensions

  • Mat: 54.5 × 35.6cm (21 7/16 in. × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 42.1 × 24.8cm (16 9/16 × 9 3/4 in.)

Date

c.1837

Physical Description

Broadside poster advertising Mr. Green's ascent in the Royal Nassau Balloon, and what turned out to be the fatal descent by Mr. Cocking in a new parachute, on July 24, 1837 at Vauxhall Gardens. No images on the poster. Text in blue and red ink.

Type

ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

Inventory Number

A20140477000

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