'National Fete', France, 30 June 1878.
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French poster advertising events in Paris for the National Fete on 30 June 1878, promising 'illuminations' during the day, and free concerts and spectacles in the evening. The large central image on the poster depicts an aeronaut in a balloon descending into a circus arena. A showman with a whip is balanced on horseback beneath him. Dimensions: 648mm x 470mm.