Bioscope operators and asistants, Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool, 1911.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A group of filmmakers with their bioscope (early film camera) and other equipment at the 1911 Grand National at Aintree. This is posibly the crew of 'Grand National', a film made in 1911 by Barker of the famous horse race held annually at Aintree near Liverpool. The film was reportedly procesed on a train to London immediately after the race screened on the same day at Barker's music hall. Newsreels began to be readily available in the early 1910s; before this the illustrated pres was the main provider of news.