Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
14 of February, 2014

Love in a balloon: livin’ it up till you hit the ground.

From William Upcott’s Scrapbook of Early Aeronautica (cartoon possibly from 1785?)

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Tags:  #saucy  #valentine's day  #double entendre  #ballooning  #hot air balloon  #those naughty 18th century Englishmen  #wasn't this also an Aerosmith song?

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