This large-format photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4,” shows an observation balloon in a city. It has not yet been launched into the air. Beneath it is a crowd of a few military men and a far greater number of male and female civilians. The scene takes place in winter. Snow is on the ground. The photograph has been mounted on a heavier piece of paper. Two bends show in the photograph, as it was folded prior to being mounted.