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Names:
King, Samuel Archer  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Date:
bulk 1876
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one poster announcing King's gas balloon ascension at the Centennial International Exhibition on August 30, 1876, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The poster is 31 by 44.5 inches, and the overprinted illustration depicts King in flight in his balloon over a large crowd, tent at right background.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel King (1828-1914) was a ballooning pioneer in the United States. He made his first balloon ascension in 1851, and over the course of his career he made over 450 flights. His flights generated great interest and balloon ascensions become an elemet of expositions and traveling shows. King also made several ascensions with United States Signal Service officers for the study of meteorology, leading the way with scientific study of air navigation and aerial photography.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in collection, Unknown, Inknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Ballooning  Search this
Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster, Accession XXXX-1196, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1196
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1196