Crowds of people gathered in a square, with hot-air balloons on the ground. Coloured wood engraving after Corbould, 1884.

Lettering: Centenary anniversary of the first balloon ascent in England at the Hon. Artillery Company Ground, Finsbury. Sep. 15.1884. Lhoste's farewell from the Colonel. First balloon ascent in England. Sep.15. 1784.

A man and a boy are begging from two well-dressed couples on the steps. Engraving by G.A. …