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Illustration Friday - Mail

During the Siege of Paris, (1870-1871), which lasted 4 months, 150,000 official and 1 million private communications were carried into the city by pigeons. The birds were taken out of the city by hot air balloon, then they flew back carrying letters, photographically reduced to save weight.

  

(Info from Wikipedia)

  

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Texture layer from les brumes

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Date brush by jonas 013

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With many thanks to the above.

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Taken on December 24, 2010