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Ballooning... Launch of the largest wooden ship in the world...
Item # 172194
October 02, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1858 Full front page illustration shows: "Launch of the 'General Admiral', the Largest Wooden Ship in the World, From the Ship-Yard of W. H. Webb, of New York". 'A Trip to Niagara Falls' includes 12 illustrations. Somber back page cartoon: 'The Quarantine Question'
Also an article "A Man Lost in the Clouds" features an illustration "The Aeronaut Thurston Carried Off on the Balloon"
complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and related text.