The first British female air traveller

The first British female air traveller

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Caption: Lunardi and companions, George Biggin and Mrs Letitia Sage, who became the first British female air traveller, Mr. Lunardi and two companions, his friend George Biggin and a Mrs Letitia Sage, an actress, ascending in a balloon with oars attached. This occured on 29 June, 1785. The trip lasted an hour and had the distinction of being the first time 'a British female air traveller' had gone aloft.

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