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Uncolored stipple engraving of a portrait of Vincent Lunardi sitting in a chair with his dog and his cat. Short poem about Lunardi below the image. Lunardi ascended from the the grounds of the Honorable Artillery Company, London, on September 15, 1784, with a cat, a dog, and a carrier pigeon. "London, Pub'd. Novr. 1st, 1784 by Edwd. Hedges, No. 92, Cornhill."
Vincent Lunardi with his dog and cat. When he ascended from the grounds of the Honorable Artillery Company, London, on September 15, 1784, he was accompanied by a cat, dog, and carrier pigeon.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.