Turn-of-the Century Pigeon Camera

Invented by Dr. Julius Neubronner in 1908, these tiny cameras were mounted on the bodies of homing pigeons and activated by timer. They seem to have been just a novelty to sell early aerial photos, but I think they’d be perfect for all your steampunk espionage needs!


[via] Public Domain Review


Privateer, grenadier, raconteur. In the midwestiest place on earth.

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