Hester Blum Sir John Franklin balloon-106

Hester Blum Sir John Franklin balloon-106

Hester Blum Sir John Franklin balloon-106

Balloon message on silk; "Despatched…by a Balloon from / H.M.S…./ In Lat… N., Long…W.,…/ To Sir John Franklin." Used on the Franklin search expedition led by Sir Edward Belcher 1852-54.

Image: courtesy National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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