Lithograph by Day and Haghe showing the 'Albion' balloon, piloted by Charles Green and Captain Currie, drifting over the seafront at Weymouth, Dorset. English aeronaut John Hampton (b 1799) was a rival of Charles Green's whose claims to fame included becoming the first succesful English parachutist in 1838. Hampton made over one hundred flights in his 'Albion' and 'Erin-go-bragh' balloons before retiring in 1852. Dimensions: 318mm x 432mm.
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