Balloonist at Merchant Carnival, Biddeford, 1909

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Balloonist at Merchant Carnival, Biddeford, 1909

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A feature of the Biddeford Merchants' Carnival of October, 1909, was the thrill of a balloon ascension, and the balloonist drop to earth in a parachute, doing tricks on the way down. These balloons were expanded by hot air, could carry a man and his parachute a thousand feet or so in the air, and the whole ascension and drop was over in a few minutes. In this picture the balloonist is ready to cut his parachute loose.

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  • Title: Balloonist at Merchant Carnival, Biddeford, 1909
  • Creator: Gay, Robert H.
  • Creation Date: 1909
  • Subject Date: 1909
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17.7 cm x 12.9 cm
  • Local Code: 0228
  • Collection: Robert H. Gay Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4181

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