"Ballooning: 1782-1972" Exhibit Set Up at A&I Building

ID: SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-2539-23]

Creator: Farrar, Richard

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1972

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-2539-23

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Inflation of a 32 & 1/2 - foot "fire balloon" or Fu-Go, a World War II Japanese attack balloon, for suspension in the Arts and Industries Building (A&I) for the National Air and Space Museum exhibit "Ballooning: 1782-1972," with exhibit specialists Ben Snouffer and Bob Klinger.


  • Snouffer, Benjamin G
  • Klinger, Robert L
  • Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air and Space Museum


Requested from Photographic Services Division by Office of Public Affairs.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-2539-23

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1972
  • February 8, 1972

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  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions


Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-2539-23]

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