1924 National Balloon Race Photo Collection


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Eight (8) vintage 7x9" b&w photos of the Apr23, 1924 National Balloon Race start at Brooks Field, San Antonio (only 2 of 8 photos shown here). Both ground and aerial shots of this event attended by 100,000 spectators with 7 balloons competing for a spot in the 1925 Gordon Bennett Race. Winner was a balloon piloted by W.T. Van Orman and C.K. Woolam (also won the 1925 Gordon Bennett). Balloons entered were from the French-American Balloon Company, the Aircraft Development Company of Detroit, Goodyear Tire and Rubber and two balloons from the U.S. Army. Fantastic and likely unique photo group. Very good; light glue residue on reverse. ON HOLD