Microfilm being used in the Franco-Prussian war

Microfilm being used in the Franco-Prussian war

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Microfilm communication. Historical engraving showing microfilm messages being projected onto a wall. Copyists are rewriting the messages onto paper. In 1870, Paris, France, was besieged at the end of the Franco-Prussian war. The Parisians maintained a postal service using microfilms and carrier pigeons.

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Keywords: 19th, art, communication, communications, copyist, historical, history, history of science, messages, microfilm, microfilm mail, projector, technology

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