Pigeon Camera

In 1908, Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism. The invention brought him international notability after he presented it at international expositions in Dresden, Frankfurt and Paris in 1909–1911. Spectators in Dresden could watch the arrival of the camera-equipped carrier pigeons, and the photos were immediately developed and turned into postcards which could be purchased.

There is so much I love so much about this. Yes, I want to own a pigeon and a pigeon camera.

(via One Plus Infinity)

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Reminds me of this video of a Seagull stealing a GoPro camera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RArofHji8CU

  2. They have a replica of the camera carrying pigeon at the Spy Exhibit at the Discovery Time Square museum.

  3. I wonder if that’s a carrier pigeon? Oh, I wish they weren’t extinct.

  4. It’s passenger pigeons that are extinct.