Balloon Ascension

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Physical Description
Japanese woodcut print showing the preparations for a balloon launch. A crowd in Western clothing is putting the balloon into position in a field. This print may depict the events leading up to the flights of T.S.C. Lowe and William Paullin in celebration of the visit of the Japanese Embassy to Philadelphia on June 14, 1860.
The print is a duplicate of the center panel A20140976000.
Credit Line
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Inventory Number
Country of Origin
Print, Woodcut on Paper, Colored
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 36.5 × 24.8cm (14 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
ART-Prints, Original