An illustration with the caption "Balloon" used in volume 1 number 1 of The Scholar's Leaf of the Tree of Knowledge published in Portland, Maine, January 6, 1849. The weekly publication was geared toward education, "adapted to the taste of children." The text of the accompanying article credits the invention to J. Montgolfier, a Frenchman, who tried the experiment in 1782.
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The Scholars' Leaf, Volume 1, no. 1, January 6, 1849.
transportation, inventions, early 19th century, education, children, publications, Portland, Maine