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Wool House Autographic

Cabinet photograph of a crowd with balloon, possibly Balloon Artillery Observation at Lydd in Kent.


Cabinet photograph of a crowd gathered before a balloon ascent, unidentified building in background. Sepia, bit of fade, some mild spotting, slight loss to image bottom right. Possibly, from Lydd in Kent [it came frome a Kent collection], where there was a balloon observation school in the late nineteenth century. The crowd are not military, but mixed, men and women civilians, their clothes dating them to c. 1890 - 1910.