A.H. Morgan, Aeronaut

The June 5, 1909 national championship balloon race hosted by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had a field packed with talented competitors. This image is of A.H. Morgan the pilot of the Cleveland balloon. Morgan was reportedly a millionaire from Mound City, Kansas. His assistant was J.H. Wade, Jr. This image appeared in the June 4, 1909 Indianapolis Star with photos of other pilots and their assistants:



Check out this other image of Morgan elsewhere on First Super Speedway. Not sure what this means but the two images look like different people. I would like to see yet another photo.

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