Handbill advertising a balloon race and Grand Fete Champetre, 9 August 1836.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A printed handbill advertising a balloon race between Mr and Mrs Green (probably the celebrated English aeronaut Charles Green and his wife) and Mr and Mrs W Green from the Royal Gardens in Vauxhall, London on Tuesday 9 August 1836. This double ascent was accompanied by a concert, ballet and theatre shows, a tight rope performance and military bands. Admision cost one shilling. Dimensions: 155mm x 193mm.