Parachute descent

Parachute descent

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Credit: SCIENCE, INDUSTRY & BUSINESS LIBRARY/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Parachute descent. Historical artwork of Professor Baldwin suspended beneath a descending parachute. Professor John E Baldwin was an American aeronaut who made daring parachute jumps from balloons at fairs and carnivals. He made a jump in 1888 from a balloon above Alexandra Palace in London, England. His final show was in August 1905 when he ascended beneath a balloon with seven dynamite bombs, intending to reconstruct a scene of aerial combat. The bombs unfortunately exploded prematurely killing Professor Baldwin. He was reported to have made 1100 balloon ascents. Published in Aeronautica... 1557 to 1880, England, c.1910.

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