A poster announcing a 'balloon ascent of a military band' 1850-1852

H Green

 
A poster announcing a 'balloon ascent of a military band' 1850-1852
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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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'.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1850 AD - 1852 AD
Image Number
 
007146

© Museum of London

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