Blondin and his tightrope

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of the world-famous tightrope walker Blondin (1824-97) standing beside his coiled-up tightrope. In 1861 he made his first London appearance at the Crystal Palace (just visible in the background), turning somersaults on stilts on a rope suspended across the central transept 70ft from the ground.
Blondin is perhaps most celebrated for his crossings of the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope, on one occasion cooking and eating an omelette midway across.

#Picture Number HS139

 


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