Skip to main content

Whim Wams No. 4

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000268


  • Creation: 1835 September 12


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


36.9 x 25.0 cm

General Note

Cartoon showing an Uncle and his nephew "Jimmy," shaking hands in front of a balloon, printed with “For the Upper Regions O.” The Uncle has a volume labeled “The Virtuoso” in his pocket, while Jimmy is carrying various baskets and bags reading “provisions”, “ward robe” and “celestial map”. In the dialog printed below the picture, the men discuss Jimmy's plans for scientific observation.

Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US