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Lumiere cinematographe in operation, c 1897.

Lumiere cinematographe in operation, c 1897.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


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.

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