New Hungerford Market, London
- Creation: 1833 August 15
- Lefevre & Kohler (Printer, Organization)
- Templeton, I. S. (Person)
- Billings, Robert William, 1813-1874 (Publisher, Person)
- Billings, Robert William, 1813-1874 (Artist, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Margaret Graham (b. 1804), and George Graham, known as "Mr. and Mrs. Graham," were active balloonists in England from 1823-c. 1853. Mrs. Graham was the more active aeronaut and made her first balloon ascent in the company of her husband, on June 2, 1824. In July 1836, she ascended for the first time with another woman, marking the first recorded ascent by women alone. The Grahams’ ballooning careers were marked by difficult ascensions and accidents, involving both their solo flights and those made with together. Mrs. Graham’s last recorded balloon ascension was made on August 19, 1853 from the Rotunda Gardens in Dublin.
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31.5 x 44.0 cm
Lithograph of the New Hungerford Market opening on July 2, 1833 showing the crowd and George Graham ascending in his balloon over the market.
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