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Frame of an accordian player from le Prince, c 1888.

Le Prince, Louis Aime Augustin

Frame of an accordian player from le Prince, c 1888.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Frame of an accordian player from le Prince's cine film of Leeds Bridge, West Yorkshire, c 1888. Louis Aime Augustin le Prince (1842-1890) was a French showman, engineer and inventor who took the first moving picture film in October 1888, the subject of which was a Leeds Bridge street scene. Whilst living in London he used a single lens camera of his own design to work with George Eastman's (1854-1932) paper roll film. Le Prince disappeared mysteriously in 1890, leaving the Lumiere brothers to find a workable method of projecting moving pictures in 1895.

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