For the Upper Regions O.


Display Status:

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

For the Upper Regions O.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Uncolored lithograph showing a caricature of an adventurer/scientist about to board a balloon, with an old man seeing him off. The adventurer is well armed and provisioned with a variety of items. He is shaking hands with the old man, who has a copy of "The Virtuoso" in his coat pocket. The balloon, labeled 'For The Upper Regions O." is in the background. The conversation between the men is printed below the scene. The old man is wishing the adventurer, Jimmy, a prosporous scientific voyage. Jimmy is promising a detailed account of the voyage when he returns.
  • "Jimmy" may be James Glaisher (7 April 1809 – 7 February 1903) pioneering British meteorologist.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust



Print, Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored


  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 29.8 × 20.6cm (11 3/4 × 8 1/8 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 44.4cm × 35.6cm × 3.8cm (17 1/2 × 14 × 1 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Prints, Original

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