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The Bureau of aerial Diligence, 1784.

The Bureau of aerial Diligence, 1784.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Caricature showing men and women being inflated with air via a syringe in the rectum, and floating off into the sky. Illustration from 'Histoire des ballons et des aeronautes celebres: 1783-1800' (History of balloons and famous aeronauts), by Gaston Tisandier (1843-1899), published in 1887.

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