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The "Conqueror" falls one mile in balloon race....

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May 22, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1909  There is a color cover on this issue.The front page of this issue has a photo of "Race-Track Betting According to Law."

This issue has photos and an article on "Falling a Mile through Space" by Edward Wesley Potter. There are photos of "The American Polo Team Which Will Play in England for the International Cup." There is also a photo of "A Rehearsal--Elsie St. Leon, in the Circus at Luna Park, Coney Island" and a double page illustration by Kemble called "'I Wonder Who's Cutting the Biggest Figure Just Now, Theodore or Your Uncle Bill!" This issue also includes photos of "Two Notable Entertainments of a Day" and much more.

Other advertisements of the day are included as well, helping to portray life at the turn of the century. 

Category: Harper's Weekly