procrastinaut: Before Google Earth: In 1908 Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism. The invention brought him international notability after he ... more 
procrastinaut: Before Google Earth: 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. Reports the Public Domain Review From The Forgotten Firsts: 10 Vintage Versions of Modern Technology | Messy Nessy Chic, via Coudal. GoPro v0.1 ;) less 
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