October 17, 2009

Attaching a message to a Signal Corps carrier pigeon


I just really dig this picture. Do you think he talked to it while the message was tied on?

Records of the U.S. Food Administration
1917
from The EAP Collection

5 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Did I ever tell you the story of when we were fishing with my grand daddy and a pigeon landed on the dock and had a band around its leg?

honeyluna said...

That's cool, Mama. Does anyone ever use messenger birds anymore? They're really neat.

downtown guy said...

No, did it fly off again?

Jess, read the wiki, they're cool as heck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homing_pigeon

May said...

I think he looks like the kind of man who would mutter to himself and not the bird. He does have a nice hold on that pigeon though, doesn't he?

downtown guy said...

He does. He seems calm.