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Self-portrait of Nadar
was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon
(April 6, 1820 – March 21, 1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist.
Nadar was born in 1820 in Paris (although some sources state Lyon). He was a caricaturist for Le Charivari
in 1848. In 1849 he created the Revue comique
and the Petit journal pour rire
. He took his first photographs in 1853 and in 1858 became the first person to take aerial photographs. Around 1863, Nadar built a huge (6000 m³) hot air balloon named Le Géant
("The Giant"), thereby inspiring Jules Verne's Cinq semaines en ballon
(Five Weeks in a Balloon
). The "Géant" project was unsuccessful and convinced him that the future belonged to heavier-than-air machines. Afterwards "The Society for the Encouragement of Aerial Locomotion by Means of Heavier than Air Machines" was established, with Nadar as president and Jules Verne as secretary.
Read the Nadar-inspired novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne, free from Project Gutenberg.
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