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Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known by the pseudonym NadarCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2020
Nadar - Jules Janin
The legendary Nadar had many faces: journalist, bohemian, left-wing agitator, playwright, caricaturist, and aeronaut.

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon was born in April 1820 in Paris. His father was a printer and bookseller. Nadar began to work as a caricaturist and novelist and became a member of a Parisian Boheme. His friends picked a nickname for him: Tournadar, which later became Nadar.

Early in 1854, a banker friend proposed Nadar to engage in a portrait photography business. The new collodion-on-glass negatives produced portraits as sharp as daguerreotypes, but more easily and in multiple copies.

In 1854 he opened a photographic studio at 113 rue St. Lazare. Portrait photography was going through a period of rapid change, and Nadar preferred natural daylight. In 1886 he did what may be the first photo-report. Nadar’s atelier attracted the bourgeois clientele of the boulevard.

In 1858, he became the first person to take aerial photographs. He was thus the first person to photograph from the air with his balloons, as well as the first to photograph underground, in the Catacombs of Paris. In 1867, he published the first magazine to focus on air travel: L'Aéronaute.

In 1863, Nadar commissioned the prominent balloonist Eugène Godard to construct an enormous balloon, 60 metres (196 ft) high and with a capacity of 6,000 m3 (210,000 cu ft), and named Le Géant (The Giant) that later inspired Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon. Nadar was also the inspiration for the character of Michael Ardan in Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon.

In 1862, Jules Verne and Nadar established a Société pour la recherche de la navigation aérienne, which later became La Société d'encouragement de la locomotion aérienne au moyen du plus lourd que l'air (The Society for the Encouragement of Aerial Locomotion by Means of Heavier than Air Machines).

He photographed underground with artificial light, encouraged the development of aerial navigation, and flew the biggest balloon ever built, the Géant. Nadar died in 1910, aged 89. He was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
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Nadar - Bocage, aut[eur] dramat[ique]

Nadar - Bocage, aut[eur] dramat[ique]

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Nadar - Brière de Boismont, d[octeu]r, aliéniste

Nadar - Brière de Boismont, d[octeu]r, aliéniste

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Reuzenballon 'le Géant' van Nadar wordt opgelaten in Amsterdam, 14 september 1865

Reuzenballon 'le Géant' van Nadar wordt opgelaten in Amsterdam, 14 sep...

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Nadar - Pauchet

Nadar - Pauchet

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Nadar - Sénart, l'áne Biribi

Nadar - Sénart, l'áne Biribi

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Nadar - Mme. Augeron

Nadar - Mme. Augeron

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Nadar - [Portrait of unknown woman]

Nadar - [Portrait of unknown woman]

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Nadar - E[rnest] Legouvé, littérateur

Nadar - E[rnest] Legouvé, littérateur

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Felix Bracquemond - Théophile Gautier.

Felix Bracquemond - Théophile Gautier.

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Nadar - Emile Besselierie

Nadar - Emile Besselierie

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Nadar - Nadar, Self-Portrait., Nadar Collection 1850-1910

Nadar - Nadar, Self-Portrait., Nadar Collection 1850-1910

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

Nadar - [View in the Catacombs]

Nadar - [View in the Catacombs]

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Nadar - [Countess Hélène de Pourtalès]

Nadar - [Countess Hélène de Pourtalès]

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Nadar - Auguste Luchet

Nadar - Auguste Luchet

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Nadar - [Ernest] Meissonier

Nadar - [Ernest] Meissonier

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Nadar - [Aimé] Millet

Nadar - [Aimé] Millet

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Nadar - Tachard, Ambassade de France ce Bruxelles 1848

Nadar - Tachard, Ambassade de France ce Bruxelles 1848

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Nadar - [Sarah Bernhardt as Phedre in Racine's "Phaedra"]

Nadar - [Sarah Bernhardt as Phedre in Racine's "Phaedra"]

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Portret van Sarah Bernhardt

Portret van Sarah Bernhardt

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Nadar - [Self-portrait]

Nadar - [Self-portrait]

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Nadar - Champfleury [Jules-Francois Husson]

Nadar - Champfleury [Jules-Francois Husson]

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Nadar - Alexander Dumas [père] (1802-1870) / Alexandre Dumas

Nadar - Alexander Dumas [père] (1802-1870) / Alexandre Dumas

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Nadar - Mme Stevens

Nadar - Mme Stevens

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Nadar - Mario Uchard

Nadar - Mario Uchard

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Nadar - Adrien Marx, Figaro

Nadar - Adrien Marx, Figaro

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[Stéphane Mallarmé], gelatin silver print

[Stéphane Mallarmé], gelatin silver print

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Nadar - J[acques] Offenbach, compositeur

Nadar - J[acques] Offenbach, compositeur

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Nadar - [Study of sculpture]

Nadar - [Study of sculpture]

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Nadar - [Japanese Man]

Nadar - [Japanese Man]

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[Portrait of a man with sideburns and a beard]

[Portrait of a man with sideburns and a beard]

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Oplating van Nadars luchtballon op een terrein buiten de Utrechtse Barrière, Amsterdam, 14 september 1865

Oplating van Nadars luchtballon op een terrein buiten de Utrechtse Bar...

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Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier

Portrait of Honoré Daumier; reproduction a photographic portrait by Nadar from 1855

Nadar - Jules Janin

Nadar - Jules Janin

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Nadar - [Self Portrait Félix Nadar]

Nadar - [Self Portrait Félix Nadar]

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[Album Containing Photographs, Engravings, Drawings, and Publications Pertaining to Alexandre Dumas]

[Album Containing Photographs, Engravings, Drawings, and Publications ...

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Nadar - Théophile Gautier

Nadar - Théophile Gautier

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Nellie Melba, in costume for "Lucia di Lammermoor", posed to sign the marriage certificate, ca. 1888 / photographer Felix Nadar, rue d'Anjou, St. Honore, 51, Paris

Nellie Melba, in costume for "Lucia di Lammermoor", posed to sign the ...

The pre-legendary Melba at the start of her career. Photographs of the young singer are rarer than when she had become world famous. Belying the myth, she was an attractive young woman and her costume, usually ... More

Nadar - [Marie-Henri] Beyle (Stendhal)

Nadar - [Marie-Henri] Beyle (Stendhal)

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Nadar - [Study of sculpture]

Nadar - [Study of sculpture]

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Nadar - [Sarah Bernhardt]

Nadar - [Sarah Bernhardt]

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Portret van Sarah Bernhardt

Portret van Sarah Bernhardt

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Nadar - [Franz Liszt]

Nadar - [Franz Liszt]

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[Portrait of Daguerre]

[Portrait of Daguerre]

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Nadar - Ambassade de Siam

Nadar - Ambassade de Siam

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Nadar - [Alexandre-]Edm[ond] Becquerel

Nadar - [Alexandre-]Edm[ond] Becquerel

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Portrait - Rossini, Gioachino, composer

Portrait - Rossini, Gioachino, composer

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Nadar - Alfred Meyrargues

Nadar - Alfred Meyrargues

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Portret van een jonge vrouw in Egypte met vlechten, halsketting en oorbellen

Portret van een jonge vrouw in Egypte met vlechten, halsketting en oor...

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Nadar - V[ictor] Hugo

Nadar - V[ictor] Hugo

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[Draped Standing Nude], Nadar, France, 1850–1910

[Draped Standing Nude], Nadar, France, 1850–1910

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Nadar - Ourtre

Nadar - Ourtre

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Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, Full Face, after a photograph by Nadar

Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, Full Face, after a photograph by Nadar

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Nadar - [Franz Liszt]

Nadar - [Franz Liszt]

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[Sarah Bernhardt as Floria Tosca in Act I of Sardou's "Tosca"]

[Sarah Bernhardt as Floria Tosca in Act I of Sardou's "Tosca"]

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Nadar - Edm[ond] Texier

Nadar - Edm[ond] Texier

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Nadar - Francis Wey

Nadar - Francis Wey

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Nadar - Paul Lacroix, "Bibliophile Jacobi", h[omm]e de lettres

Nadar - Paul Lacroix, "Bibliophile Jacobi", h[omm]e de lettres

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Nadar - [Henri] Murger, Nadar Collection 1850-1910

Nadar - [Henri] Murger, Nadar Collection 1850-1910

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Nadar - René Lordereau, vaudevilliste

Nadar - René Lordereau, vaudevilliste

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Nadar - [Ernest] Legouvé, littérateur

Nadar - [Ernest] Legouvé, littérateur

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Nadar - B[ar]on Sinas, financier Hungrois, milliardaire

Nadar - B[ar]on Sinas, financier Hungrois, milliardaire

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Nadar - [Henri Murger]

Nadar - [Henri Murger]

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[Portrait of Théophile Gautier, after Nadar]

[Portrait of Théophile Gautier, after Nadar]

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Nadar - Emile Augier

Nadar - Emile Augier

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Nadar - Alph[onse] Daudet

Nadar - Alph[onse] Daudet

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Nadar - Laulerie

Nadar - Laulerie

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Nadar - [Mére Marie Jamet, Foundress Little Sisters of the Poor]

Nadar - [Mére Marie Jamet, Foundress Little Sisters of the Poor]

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Nadar - [Portrait of a man]

Nadar - [Portrait of a man]

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Nadar - Guerin

Nadar - Guerin

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Nadar - Dr. Pelletan de Kinkelin, prof[esseu]r faculte Paris

Nadar - Dr. Pelletan de Kinkelin, prof[esseu]r faculte Paris

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Nadar - Marie Laurent

Nadar - Marie Laurent

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Nadar - Zemond

Nadar - Zemond

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Nadar - Ch[arles] de Courcy

Nadar - Ch[arles] de Courcy

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Nadar - The Catacombs of Paris. The Final Gallery.

Nadar - The Catacombs of Paris. The Final Gallery.

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Nadar - [Égout sous la rue de Châteaudun]

Nadar - [Égout sous la rue de Châteaudun]

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Nadar - [Paul] Siraudin, vaudevilliste

Nadar - [Paul] Siraudin, vaudevilliste

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Nadar - Chaix d'EstAnge

Nadar - Chaix d'EstAnge

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Nadar - [Jean-Guillaume] Viennet, fabuliste (Institut)

Nadar - [Jean-Guillaume] Viennet, fabuliste (Institut)

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Nadar - [General Adolphe Le Flô]

Nadar - [General Adolphe Le Flô]

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Nadar - [Galerie d'accès aux égouts]

Nadar - [Galerie d'accès aux égouts]

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De monster ballon le Géant van Nadar Tentoongesteld in het Paleis van Volksvlijt September 1865 Amsterdam

De monster ballon le Géant van Nadar Tentoongesteld in het Paleis van ...

Omslag voor de afbeelding van de luchtballon van Nadar (Félix Tournachon) genaamd 'Le Géant' die in september 1865 tentoongesteld is in het Paleis van Volksvlijt te Amsterdam. De luchtballon is uiteindelijk nie... More

Nadar - J[ules] Noriac, journaliste

Nadar - J[ules] Noriac, journaliste

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[Genevieve Dupois, Gymnase - Dramatique]

[Genevieve Dupois, Gymnase - Dramatique]

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

Nadar - [Mme Ernestine Nadar in a kimono]

Nadar - [Mme Ernestine Nadar in a kimono]

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

["C'est la l'inconvenient de cette philosophie de rheteurs de grands diseurs de riens. On se contente de mots et de paroles creuses."]

["C'est la l'inconvenient de cette philosophie de rheteurs de grands d...

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

Félix Faure - Nadar

Félix Faure - Nadar

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Nadar - Oncle Fauquet

Nadar - Oncle Fauquet

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Nadar - Roger de Beauvoir, h[omm]e de lettres

Nadar - Roger de Beauvoir, h[omm]e de lettres

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Nadar - Pasteur Monod

Nadar - Pasteur Monod

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Nadar - Lherminier

Nadar - Lherminier

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Nadar - Porttalba

Nadar - Porttalba

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Nadar - [Henri] de Pène

Nadar - [Henri] de Pène

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Nadar - [Victor] Cousin

Nadar - [Victor] Cousin

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Nadar - Lachaud

Nadar - Lachaud

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Nadar - [Photomontage of Félix Nadar]

Nadar - [Photomontage of Félix Nadar]

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

Nadar - [Georges Perrot, Directeur de l'École Normale Supérieure]

Nadar - [Georges Perrot, Directeur de l'École Normale Supérieure]

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Nadar - Charles Philipon, Nadar Collection 1850-1910 Charles Philipon

Nadar - Charles Philipon, Nadar Collection 1850-1910 Charles Philipon

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Nadar - [Eugène Scribe]

Nadar - [Eugène Scribe]

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Nadar - Eugène de Stadler

Nadar - Eugène de Stadler

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Nadar - Rosine Stoltz

Nadar - Rosine Stoltz

Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Adrien Tournachon, also known as... More

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