Lumiere brothers, c 1920s.

 
Lumiere brothers, c 1920s.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Louis Lumiere (1864-1948) and Auguste Lumiere (1862-1954) were two French brothers who invented the Cinematographe after hearing of Edison's invention, the Kinetoscope. This was a box-like viewer containing a strip of moving pictures to give the impresion of real- life motion through the phenomenon of 'persistent vision'. The Cinematographe's attraction was in projecting moving images onto a screen. The Lumiere brothers gave their first cinema show of 10 films at the Grand Cafe on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris on 28 December 1895.

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