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Postcard promoting the New England Balloon & Airship Company of Weehawken, NJ and the aerial derring do of Arthur W Marsh and Arthur J Lapham. Postmarked 1911

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Back in 1896, Weehawken was known as a place for New Yorkers and others to come for a bit of the (illegal) sporting life. On September 8th, 1896, the New York Times published an expose entitled "Gambling in Full Swing - No Effort at Concealment in…