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January 23, 2013

Paris, 1808

Monsieurs Granpree and Le Pique fight for the hand of Mademoiselle Tirevit in the skies above Paris.

Being both men of elevated minds, they agreed to fight in balloons... Each, attended by his second, ascended his car, loaded with blunderbusses, as pistols could not be expected to be efficient in their probable situations.

Those were men.

Balloon related: Paris, 1903 in Autochrome Lumière (hat tip to Mr. Ardolino).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 23, 2013 10:47 AM