Nadar raises photography to the heights of art, 25 May 1862.
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Illustration by Daumier. Gaspard Felix Tournachon, known as Nadar, was a French photographer, writer, caricaturist and balloonist. He took the first aerial photograph from a balloon he built in 1858. The balloon was three times larger than any other made and was capable of carrying 49 men and contained a darkroom. Honore Daumier (1808-1878) was a satirical caricaturist, who made more than 4000 lithographs and 4000 caricatures.