BLONDIN, Charles. 19278



Letter Signed J.F.Blondin’, providing his signature for Dr. Turner, during Blondin’s Australian tour. 1 page 5 x 8 inches, torn across in two places but complete, with inset engraved portrait of “Blondin, The Hero of Niagara”, pasted on to part of a Victorian album leaf. Sydney, 3 December 1875. Charles Blondin (born Jean François Gravelet, 1824 – 1897) was a French tightrope walker and acrobat. He toured the United States, and was famous for crossing the Niagara Falls. Blondin toured Australia in 1874-1875.