Frames from le Prince's cine film of Leeds
4 0 c m
 
38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

Frames from le Prince's cine film of Leeds

© National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

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Frames from le Prince's cine film of Leeds Bridge, West Yorkshire, 1888. This was the first moving picture film to be made. Louis Aime Augustin le Prince (1842-1890) was a French showman, engineer and inventor. Whilst living in London he used a single lens camera of his own design to work with George Eastman's (1854-1932) paper roll film. Le Prince took the first moving picture film in October 1888, the subject of which was a Leeds Bridge street scene. Le Prince disappeared mysteriously in 1890, leaving the Lumiere brothers to find a workable method of projecting moving pictures in 1895.
 

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10232747
 

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