• Photo Phriday: Boston Edition

    09.23.11

    This week JMI hit the road! We packed the books and our iPads, and made the scenic drive up to Boston, where we met some awesome art buyers and got to brag about our fabulous photographers!

    In honor of our trip, we did some research and found out some cool facts about Boston. Not only was this historic city host of the biggest tea party in history, it also served as muse for the first successful aerial photograph in America! On October 13, 1860 Boston photographer James Wallace Black ascended over the city in a hot-air balloon to capture Bean Town from new heights! This particular image sparked an idea in the Union Army, who almost immediately began using aerial photography to spy on the Confederate troops from the sky. By 1862, President Lincoln had even created a Balloon Corps to man the effort!

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