Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster
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Collection ID:
bulk 1876
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, found in collection, Unknown, Inknown

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Preferred Citation
Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster, Accession XXXX-1196, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ballooning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, Samuel Archer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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