Saturday, August 26, 2006

ESCAPE FROM THE BOOK DROP OF DOOMâ„¢: "The Pigeon As A Military Observer"

While not blogging, I like to spend my free time as an employee at a major university's research library -- primarily so that I can encounter items like these. From p. 364 of the September 5, 1914 edition of The Illustrated London News, a profile of pigeon photographers used as spies during World War 1. When looking at the full-size version of the image, pay particular attention to the "Transportable Pigeon-Loft, With A Dark Room" in the circle at the top. Fabulous!

And for those of you out there who are like me and can't get enough of that pigeon carrying a camera practically as big as its own body, please enjoy the suitable-for-desktopping image below.


Anonymous "a" said...

These days, it seems that pigeons are too busy ranking pages at Google, or sneaking away from their owners for a well-deserved tropical holiday.

No time for photography!

10:56 PM  

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