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Images of Hot Air Balloons and Whitehead's Airplane
Crerar Ms 254
Special Collections Research Center
Four newspaper clippings pertaining to balloons and airplanes. Three clippings sources have been identified as The Week Magazine, Chicago American, and The Chicago Sun-Times.
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Four newspaper clippings pertaining to balloons and airplanes. One article, entitled “Who Flew First?,” from This Week Magazine, describes the controversy surrounding Gustav Whitehead. Whitehead allegedly flew in a plane two years before the Wright Brothers. Another clipping, a picture of two balloons carrying passengers, is labeled “Aerostats Balloon Flying Field, Tolland, Connecticut.” A third clipping, from the Chicago American, depicts the world’s tallest balloon as it attempted to set a new balloon altitude record. The fourth clipping is a story from the Chicago Sun-Times entitled “Two Killed When Balloon Hits Power Line.” That story contains two large photographs of the balloon and some text.
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Crerar Ms 254