Lumiere cinematographe in operation, c 1897.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Etching depicting a man filming girls skipping. The cinematographe, invented by Auguste (1862- 1954) and Louis (1864-1948) Lumiere, was a combined camera projector and printer. The Lumiere brothers gave the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris on 28 December 1895.