Punch,  19 (1850), 171.

Alarming Balloon Accident



Reportage, Spoof


Aeronautics, Accidents, Ornithology, Medical Treatment

    Describes a collision between Mme Poitevin, the famous balloonist who was flying an ostrich, and Mme Epinard, the wife of an eminent Parisian banker. Later reveals how, at an inquest into the accidents, Mme Epinard was struck on the head by an egg falling from the ostrich.

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