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September 1952. New York. "Photos show people looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." Just passing Bergdorf Goodman. One of three dozen images snapped by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.
UPDATE: This would seem to be one incarnation of Thomas Baldwin's "aerial rowboat" the California Arrow, which took riders aloft at fairs and carnivals in the early years of the century.
From 1910s San Francisco comes this young lady and her zaftig zeppelin. 5x7 inch glass negative, late of the Stanley and Blaisdell collections. View full size.