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The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

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July 18, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1859 

* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker
* Tightropes w/ wheelbarrow (1st report)

Page 3 has a one-quarter column article headed: "Blondin's Last Performance - Niagara Crossed With a Wheelbarrow On A Tight-Rope", being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his several extraordinary exhibitions at the Niagara River. Blondin was the sensation of the day and remains the person others are compared to when exhibitions of tightrope walking are done anywhere in the world today.
The article relates the curiosity of his exhibition while noting the particulars of the crossing and the interest of the crowd (see for the full text).
Complete in 8 pages and in excellent condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War