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Descent of Jacopo, The Monkey, in a Parachute from Green's Balloon

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000027


  • Creation: circa 1837 May

Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 2

Physical Description



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.

General Note

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.

Repository Details

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