Balloons On Go!

This image was published in the Indianapolis Star on June 6, 1909 as part of the paper's coverage of the June 5, 1909 national balloon championship hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It depicts the field of balloons set for competition that day in both the national championship and the handicap race. It is difficult to identify specific balloons except the Hoosier because of the letters visible on that side of the balloon. Captain Thomas Baldwin was pilot of the Hoosier.
Check out these other images of the field of balloons on race morning:

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