William Friese-Greene, cinematographer, and family, c 1880.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Carte de visite self-portrait photograph with his first wife, Helena (died 1895) and their daughter Ethel, taken during the time Friese-Greene ran a portrait studio in Gay Street, Bath. Film manufacturer, inventor and photographer, Friese-Greene (1855-1921) became interested in animated pictures in the 1880s after meeting John Rudge, who made magic lanterns and slides. He was involved in the development of motion pictures throughout his life through his constant inventions and innovations.