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The Three Favorite Aerial Travellers. Vincent Lunardi Esqr. first Aeronaut in England. George Biggin Esqr. and Mrs. Sage first English Female Aerial Traveller.
This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
June 25, 1785
Uncolored etching of Vincent Lunardi, George Biggin, and Letitia Ann Sage waving to a crowd in the gondola of an ascending balloon, September 15, 1784. From an original painting by John Francis Rigaud (18 May 1742 – 6 December 1810) .
'Publish'd June 25th 1785, by E. Wyatt next door to the Pantheon, Oxford Street. Rigaud pinxit, F. Bartolozzi Sculp.' Francesco Bartolozzi was the engraver.