Copy photograph of the Hot Air Balloon 'Kind Edward VII' leaving the arena at the Exhibition Building in February 1908. As part of the A.N.A.'s Exhibition in 1908 a number of 'sideshows' were held with one of the most popular being a balloon ascent and parachute drop by Alphonse Stewart, a French-Canadian. Stewart's two Balloons were called 'President Roosevelt' and 'Kind Edward'. Throughout the Exhibition Stewart performed the act a number of times until breaking his leg upon landing.

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Balloon ascending from the oval of the Exhibition Building. The grandstand is full of people and the dome of the building is partly visible in the background.

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Black and white photograph (copy).

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