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Balloon leaving from Gare du Nord, Paris, 1870

Balloon leaving from Gare du Nord, Paris, 1870

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24.1 x 31.2 cm ⏐ 9.5 x 12.3 in (300dpi)

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ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Balloon 'Ville d'Orleans' after leaving Gare du Nord at night 24 November 1870, during siege of Paris during Franco-Prussian War. Cage at top right of picture contains homing pigeons which would be used to carry messages back to besieged city.

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