National Geographic : 1934 Oct
o Photograph by Lieutenant James F.Phillips and Master Sergeant G.B.Gilbert THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS SAW THE "EXPLORER" START SKYWARD Hundreds of cars are clearly seen parked in a pasture to the right, and other hundreds on the highways. Several thousand more, many ofthem noteasily discerned, are in the woods near the edge of the cliff that rose above the Stratocamp. The balloon (not shown) has just risen. The circular bedfrom which ittook off,whitened by its canvas cover, is seen to the left. Cars brought sight-seers from hundreds of miles. Probably 30,000 people gatheredwithin aradius ofafewmiles ofthecamp.