Sparrow

Made:
1823 in London
maker:
Unattributed

Trade card: Sparrow. - Bishopsgate, London, nd. [1823]. Engraving, on card; 7.5x5cm. Featuring balloon named SPARROW; inscription around top of balloon: Wholesale Ironmonger, Nail Manufacturer, Brassfounder, General Merchant & Exporter to all parts of the World. Aviators in gondola below balloon wave flags initialled respectively S and G. Isaac Earlysman Sparrow ascended in a balloon with the aeronaut Charles Green on 23 June 1823 in Oxford.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1946-99
Materials:
engraving and paper
type:
trade card
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • advertising card
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection

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