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Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It

File name: 05_01_000036

 

Box label: J.W. Black photographs: Boston

 

Title: Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It

 

Alternative title: Balloon View of Boston

 

Creator/Contributor: Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (photographer)

 

Date created: 1860

 

Description: Earliest extant aerial photograph taken in the United States from Samuel A. King's balloon while tethered over Boston Common.

 

Genre: Photographic prints

 

Statement of responsibility: J.W. Black

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

 

Rights: No known restrictions

 

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Taken on October 7, 2010