'Transatlantic Balloons', 1901.
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'Les Ballons Transatlantique', ('Transatlantic Balloons'). Colour print by the French illustrator and caricaturist, Albert Guillaume (1873-1942) made for "L'Asiette au Beurre" , a French satirical magazine published from 1901 to 1914. The image shows pasengers on an aerial steam ship flying over the ocean on a transatlantic voyage. The caption below laments the latenes of English balloons and the long journey time from Le Havre to New York. Guillaume produced illustrations for numerous popular journals and many of his illustrations were published in albums during the 1890s and first decade of the 20th century. He was awarded a bronze medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1900. Dimensions: 292mm x 222mm.