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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 balloon "Le Celeste" which left Paris on September 30. It landed about 81 kilometers away near Dreux. Along with mail, the balloon carried thousands of proclamations from the French government that were dropped to populations along the way.
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