Launching of Forbes Hot-Air Balloon

ID: 83-3318-16 or SIA83-3318-16

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1983

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: May 1983

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Summary

Launching of Malcolm Forbes' hot-air balloon on March 31, 1983 on the National Mall. Forbes offered his balloon, a replica of the Forbes chateau in France, for ceremonies dedicating the Postal Service's stamp commemorating 200 years of hot-air ballooning. The National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and the dome of the National Museum of Natural History can be seen in the background.

Subject

National Air and Space Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, May 1983

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: May 1983

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1983

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Forbes, Malcolm
  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Hot air balloons
  • Balloons
  • Event

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Southwest
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

83-3318-16 or SIA83-3318-16

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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