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OBJECT SHOWCASE: Balloon and Zeppelin Mail

Envelope carried out of Paris by balloon during the 1870 siege

Envelope carried out of Paris during the 1870 siege in the first balloon sent out during the siege. The balloon was named "Le Neptune," which flew out of Paris on September 22. It was flown by Jules Duruof and landed that day at Cracouville, 104 kilometers away. It carried 125 kilograms of mail, including this letter.

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