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A poster printed in red on cream paper announcing a 'balloon ascent of a military band' from Vauxhall Gardens on Tursday September 2nd, possibly 1852. The illustrated poster includes an engraved red Nassau balloon with the military band in the car below. The event is billed as 'Music in the Couds. Extraordinary Novelty', while ascending the 'Band will commence a performance of popular airs, to ascertain at what distance sound can be heard in the air'.
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