Paternoster's first balloon ascent, 1854.

Longman, W

 
Paternoster's first balloon ascent, 1854.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Hand-coloured engraving by W Longman after his original drawing, showing the ascent of the 'Royal Sultan' from Vauxhall Gardens, London on 7 August 1854. Charles Paternoster made this ascent, his first unaccompanied, at the annual fete for the Benefit of the Licensed Victuallers' School. His appeal for charity is printed beneath the image. Dimensions: 385mm x 265mm.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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