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PHOTOGRAPHIE en BALLON
PHOTOGRAPHIE par CERF-VOLANT
by Colonel Aimé Laussedat,
These papers are issued from Laussedat's
conferences at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
First publication was in the Annales
du Conservatoire, 3rd serie, volume 4. Besides, all conferences
of A. Laussedat were collected in one work. The first issue
was in 1898 and titled "Aperçu historique sur
les instruments et les méthodes, la topographie dans
tous les temps". It has been re-printed in 1901. In
fact it was the first volume of the entire Laudessat's work
. The second volume, first part, was issued in 1900 and
titled "Iconométrie et métrophotographie".
The second part (volume 2-2) was issued in 1903 and titled
"Développement et progrès de la métrophotographie
à l'étranger et en France". The whole
was reprinted at this time with the general title "Recherches
sur les instruments, les méthodes et le dessin
These two papers are an artificial
partition by myself and the texts are in both the Annales
and in the last volume (Volume 2-2).
The "Photographie en ballon"
runs from chapter XXIV to XXXII and from page 163 to 200
in the Annales (157 to 194 in volume 2-2).
It describes the use and possibilities
of balloons in different landscapes.
The "Photographie par cerf-volant"
runs from chapter XXXIII to XXXIV from page 200 to 214 in
the Annales (194 to 208 in volume 2-2). In fact this paper
is the story of the invention by A. Batut and the following
experiments and improvements by Batut and E. Wenz. The description
is well documented and illustrated. Laussedat had a great
respect and admiration for these two pioneers.
These are historic documentation!
Laussedat himself never experimented aerial photography
neither from balloon nor from kite.