Silk Dress Balloon Fabric

Silk Dress Balloon Fabric
This scrap of fabric from a Confederate reconnaissance balloon used during the Civil War was collected by Thaddeus Lowe and donated to the Museum by a member of his estate.  One can see the various patterns from the different styles of dress silk used in the construction.
  • SI-2006-24070

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  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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