Balloon Ascent, 18th Century

#Picture Number HS93

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a balloon ascent in Dijon, France, in 1784, watched by a large crowd. The balloon has ‘fins’, and the boat-shaped basket has paddles. The quality of this image is acceptable, but not perfect, as it has been scanned from a small original.