LTA, Balloons; USA, Donaldson (Washington H.), 98th Ascension, Balloon Wedding (1874). photograph

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Summary
Photographic copy of a wood engraving showing Washington Harrison Donaldson's (1840-1875) 98th balloon ascension, October 19, 1874, during which the first aerial wedding was performed. Mary Elizabeth Walsh, an equestrienne in Barnum's Roman Hippodrome, Cincinnati, was wed to Charles M. Colton, also of Barnum's; the Rev. Howard B. Jeffries and two attendants were also on board. Illustration from "History of Donaldson's Balloon Ascensions" by M. L. Amick.
Repository Loc.
National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
Topic
Aeronautics - exhibitions
Aeronautics - Balloons
National Air and Space Museum Archives
photographer
Unknown
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1874
Type
Photographs
Local number
NASM-00157166