Louis Lumiere

Louis Lumiere


Louis Lumiere
Film: West side of the 1500 block of Vine Street
Born Oct. 5, 1864 in Besancon, France
Died June 6, 1948 in Bandol, France

Considered France's leading inventor of improvements in photography, Louis Lumiere worked with his brother Auguste to develop the first French moviemaking machines before the turn of the century.

Auguste and Louis combined their talents in 1895 to turn out moviemaking machines and equipment whose principles were used in the film industry for decades.

Louis and Auguste came out with their camera and projector three years after Thomas Edison discovered his method for reproducing movement with successive photographs.

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