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Photograph of Pancho Barnes taken sometime during the 1929 National Air Race in Cleveland.

Photograph of Florence Lowe Barnes, also known as Pancho Barnes.

Pancho Barnes (far right) posing with other participants, including Amelia Earhart (middle with roses) in the first all Women's Air Derby held during the 1929 National Air Races at Cleveland.

Lowe's intended flight from Cincinnati shown in red. Actual flight in blue.

Publicity photograph of Florence Leontine Lowe Barnes, a.k.a. "Pancho" Barnes. Barnes was the grand daughter of Civil War Balloonist Thaddeus Lowe.

Letter written July 25, 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln regarding a proposal to use Thaddeus S. C. Lowe's balloons for observation of enemy positions during the Civil War. Text reads: "Will Lieut Gen. Scott please see Professor Lowe once more about…

Balloon Enterprise

June 16 1861

This point of observation commands an area near fifty miles in diameter-- The city with its girdle of encampments presents a superb scene-- I have pleasure in sending you this first dispatch ever telegraphed from…

Thaddeus Lowe prepares one of his war balloons for ascension while members of his "balloon camp" gather around.

Thaddeus Lowe utilizes his balloon "Constitution" to inflate his other war balloon, "Intrepid."