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September 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1873 

* Early Ballooning - Transatlantic voyage planning
* Balloonists John Wise & Washington Harrison Donaldson

The top of page 7 has one column headings: "Stop That Balloon" "The Voice of "Humanity" Pleading" "The Doom Of Professor Wise" and more. The flight didn't go that well as they were forced to land in New England, never making it across any water, however this was the first attempt to cross the Atlantic in a balloon.
Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War