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Balloon Jupiter Preparing for First Air Mail Trip in the World

By W. H. Bass Photo Company


The inflated balloon is in the downtown area of Lafayette. A crowd is gathered around on the street while other people watch from the roofs of surrounding buildings.The message on the bottom of the image reads: Ascension and flight deferred by accident until next day, August 17, 1859

Topics: Balloons (Aircraft); Crowds; Postal service; Air mail service
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1859
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