This rare and unusual photograph is of a wedding party with the bride and groom in a hot air balloon preparing for lift off (in more ways than one). The Best Man and Maid of Honor are present as is a Pastor and Ballon Master.
From the costumes and the type of photograph I am sure that it is before the turn of the 20th century. The image is sharp and clear. It is in black and white and has an overall yellowish cast that I believe is a result of the photographic process used. I am not an expert on photographs so you will have to rely on your own judgement but I am happy to answer questions as best as I can.
The image measures 4" x 6-5/8" and is is mounted on card stock. There is a small paper loss at the bottom edge which is visible in one of the pictures.