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An Appropriate Text!

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000264


  • Creation: 1830

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.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 11

Physical Description

Art on Paper


28.2 x 40.8 cm

General Note

Satirical etching depicting a preacher standing on a chair, resting his Bible on a man’s head and reciting from Matthew 5:9, “What came ye out for to see?”, to which a member of the audience replies, “Why you Lubber the Balloon to be sure.” A balloon ascension pictured in the background features a balloon labeled “Green.”

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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