Vauxhall Gardens poster: 1858

 
Vauxhall Gardens poster: 1858
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Vauxhall Gardens poster, A Balloon Ascent. Balloon ascents were regular attractions at London's pleasure gardens. One of 19th-century London's most celebrated balloonists was Charles Green. On 19 July 1821, he ascended in honour of George IV's coronation. He wrote: 'on looking down at the vast assemblage of persons in Westminster, the delight I felt is out of my power to describe. The view presented one entire living mass of more than a million of human beings.'

Image Details

Date
 
1858 AD - 1858 AD
Image Number
 
001190

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