Token, First Balloon Flight in America


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

Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.


  • Wood
  • Paint


3-D: 0.3 × 5.1cm (1/8 × 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

First Balloon Flight in America commemorative wooden token; Obverse: blue stencil of a free gas balloon depicted, blue letter text "FIRST BALLOON FLIGHT IN AMERICA 1784, Baltimore, MD"; Reverse: blue stenciled letter text "FIRST MANNED AMERICAN BALLOON FLIGHT By Edward Warren on Peter Carnes Balloon JUNE 24, 1784, Emme Archives, BALTIMORE, MD"



Inventory Number