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Felix Nadar, Self-portrait, ca. 1865. -- Yes; Felix was sure of it:  Penelope…

Felix Nadar in gondola of balloon on Getty. Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon April 1820 – 23 March a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist.

oorequiemoo:  Nadar, Self-portrait, 1909

Photo by Nadar Self-portrait. Around Nadar built a huge balloon named "Le Géant", thereby inspiring Jules Verne's "Five Weeks in a Balloon".

1916 Having survived the trenches, my grandfather went on to fight at Salonika, and crossed the Gaza desert on foot to fight the Turks in Palestine.

Having survived the trenches, my grandfather went on to fight at Salonika, and crossed the Gaza desert on foot to fight the Turks in Palestine. I doubt that he looked this magnificent all the time!