Green's ascent in the 'Albion' balloon, 12 August 1842.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph by Day and Haghe showing the 'Albion' balloon, piloted by Charles Green and Captain Currie, drifting over the seafront at Weymouth, Dorset. English aeronaut John Hampton (b 1799) was a rival of Charles Green's whose claims to fame included becoming the first succesful English parachutist in 1838. Hampton made over one hundred flights in his 'Albion' and 'Erin-go-bragh' balloons before retiring in 1852. Dimensions: 318mm x 432mm.