Descent of Jacopo, The Monkey, in a Parachute from Green's Balloon
- circa 1837 May
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Biographical / Historical
Several balloon ascensions featuring parachuting monkeys occurred at Cremorne Gardens. In May, 1835, Mr. Green staged a performance at Cremorne in which a monkey named Signor Jacopo descended in a parachute from his balloon. Signor Jacopo was also featured in an ascent by Mr. and Mrs. Graham at Cremorne on May 16, 1837.
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Existence and Location of Originals
2 pages; 15.5 x 10.6 cm
Sources used for Biographical/Historical note
Wroth, Warwick, Cremorne and the Later London Gardens (Elliot Stock, London, 1907), 87-88.
An image depicting the parachute descent of Jacopo the monkey. Above the image is a title: Descent of Jacopo, The Monkey, in a Parachute / from Green's Balloon / (Copied by permission from a Drawing by the late Mr. Cocking). On the reverse side is an excerpt of an article on ballooning history which mentions aeronauts Chevalier Paul Andreani, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and M.N. Robert.
- Ballooning Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Balloonists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Balloons (aircraft) Subject Source: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
- Cremorne Gardens (Organization : London, England) (Event place)
- Graham, George, active 1823-1853
- Graham, Margaret Bloy
- Monkeys Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Parachutes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- prints (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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