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Uruguay
This map of Uruguay was published by the International Bureau of the American Republics (instituted in 1910 as the Pan American Union), an agency established in 1890 in Washington D.C., by resolution of the International Conference of American States. The bureau published handbooks, maps, and a monthly bulletin for disseminating information relating to the promotion of trade among the countries of the Americas. The map shows international borders with Brazil and Argentina, major cities and towns, provinces and provincial borders, railroads, undersea telegraph cables, navigable rivers, and the route ...
Wilbur Wright Working in the Bicycle Shop
This 1897 photograph shows Wilbur Wright (1867–1912) at work in the bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, which he ran with his brother Orville (1871–1948). After starting a printing business and a weekly newspaper, in 1892 the brothers opened the shop to rent, sell, and eventually manufacture bicycles. Neither brother had education beyond high school, but they became fascinated by the possibilities of human flight and read and studied all they could about aerodynamics. Having concluded that all published tables on air pressures on curved surfaces were wrong, they ...
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Contentment of the Seeker Regarding the Most Famous Arabic Compositions Printed by Eastern and Western Printing Presses
Edward Van Dyck was an American diplomat and author who served as consular clerk and vice-consul in Lebanon and Egypt from 1873 to 1882. He was the son of the missionary Cornelius Van Dyck, a medical doctor who was professor of pathology at the Syrian Protestant College (which became the American University of Beirut), but who is well known for his Arabic edition of the Bible. Kitāb iktifā' al-qanūʻ bimā huwa matbuʻ min ashhar al-ta'ālīf al-arabīya fī al-maṭābiʻ al-sharqīya wa al-gharbīya (Contentment of the seeker regarding the most famous ...
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Map of the Alaskan Gold Fields
Beginning in the mid-19th century, gold was discovered in a succession of strikes along the western coast of the United States in an ascending arc from California to Alaska. The great California Gold Rush of 1849 was followed by many other “rushes” in succeeding decades, culminating in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 and the Nome Gold Rush of 1899, both in Alaska. This map was published in 1897, soon after gold was discovered in Bonanza Creek alongside the Klondike River, itself a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. The ...
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Luz, Volume 1, Number 1, 15 November 1897
The literary and art magazine Luz (Light), published in 18 issues between mid-November 1897 and late December 1898, expressed the innovative force of the modernists, mainly in its graphic design. It was a slim and refined publication, in a long format (365mm x 155mm) that clearly showed the wish for change with respect to inherited culture. It was the first magazine of the modernist movement to incorporate a variety of text fonts and daringly bold compositions. It is considered the forerunner of the representative magazines Quatre Gats (1899), Pèl & ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 5, 15 January 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 6, 30 January 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 7, 15 February 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 8, 28 February 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 9, 15 March 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 10, April 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 11, 15 April 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 12, 1 May 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 13, 15 May 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 14, 1 June 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 15, 15 June 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 16, 30 June 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 17, 15 July 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 18, 1 August 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 19, 15 August 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 20, 1 September 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 20 Supplement, Extraordinary Issue, 31 August 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 21, 15 September 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 22, 30 September 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 23, 15 October 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 24, 15 November 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 2, Number 25, 1 December 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 2, Number 26, 15 December 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Labrador and Anticosti. Travel Journal, History, Topography, Canadian and Acadian Fishermen, Montagnais Indians
Labrador et Anticosti. Journal de voyage, histoire, topographie, pêcheurs canadiens et acadiens, indiens montagnais (Labrador and Anticosti. Travel journal, history, topography, Canadian and Acadian Fishermen, Montagnais Indians) is the account, illustrated by many photographs, of a two-month journey in the region known today as Côte-Nord, undertaken by churchman and naturalist Victor-Alphonse Huard (1853–1929) in 1895. This vast area is located in Quebec, a few hundred kilometers northeast of Quebec City. During his travels, Huard developed relationships with elders, lighthouse keepers, missionaries, and other people he met that allowed him ...
Freshwater Fish of Canada
André-Napoléon Montpetit (1840–98) was an author, a journalist, and the father of economist and professor Édouard Montpetit. An avid angling enthusiast, Montpetit showed exceptional talent for observing fish, their behaviors, and their habitats. This work, which is specific to Quebec, illustrates the author’s rich empirical knowledge as well as his familiarity with the works about fish of European and North American naturalists. Elegantly written, the book was praised both by fishermen and naturalists alike. It includes fine prints, several of which are in color, and an index. The ...
Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 23 Supplement, Extraordinary Issue, 1 November 1897
Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street ...
Going to Klondyke: An Amusing and Instructive Game
The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 was one of the largest gold frenzies in history. Tens of thousands of prospectors from around the world streamed north to Alaska and the Yukon in a feverish search for fortune. This game, “Going to Klondyke,” was created in 1897 on the basis of news reports about the large initial gold strikes in the Yukon and in anticipation of the coming rush. The game was highlighted in the New York Journal on December 12, 1897. It was produced by the Klondyke Game Company of ...
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Millroy's Map of Alaska and the Klondyke Gold Fields
The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 began in earnest within 18 months of a major gold strike on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Canada. A mapmaker from Salt Lake City, J.J. Millroy, created this guide to the Klondike gold fields in 1897 using government and private surveys. The map was intended for use by the many prospective miners who soon were to descend upon the Yukon from around the world. The map shows the major routes to the Klondike gold fields (in red ...
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Elkins, West Virginia, 1897
This panoramic map shows Elkins, West Virginia, as it appeared in 1897. The city was developed as a railroad hub in the 1880s by two entrepreneurs and politicians: Henry Gassaway Davis (1823–1916) and Stephen Benton Elkins (1841–1911), with the city named after the latter. Both men served terms representing West Virginia in the U.S. Senate. The map shows the city of Elkins along the Tygart’s Valley River, with two bridges crossing the river—one for rail (adjacent to Railroad Avenue) and one for pedestrians and other ...
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Travels in Southern Arabia, Mahra and Hadhramawt
Reisen in Süd-Arabien, Mahra-Land Und Hadramut (Travels in South Arabia, Mahrah and Hadhramawt) recounts the travels of Leo Hirsch, a German Arabist and South Arabia scholar, in what was the Qu'aiti (circa 1858–1967), Kathiri (circa 1400–1967), and Mahra (1549–1967) Sultanates in the Hadramawt region of present-day Yemen. Hirsch first arrived in the British-administered Aden Protectorate as early as 1888. This book is based on a later journey that he made from Berlin which brought him to Aden in December 1892. In subsequent years he made separate ...
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Traditional Arab Bedouin Life Described by the Sources
Georg Jacob (1862‒1937) was a German Orientalist and scholar of Islam. He studied Arabic geography and taught at the universities of Erlangen, Kiel, and Halle. Jacob is considered to be the founder of modern Turcology in Germany. He was the first translator and publisher of modern Turkish literature in the German-speaking countries. Through his editorship of the Türkische Bibliothek (Turkish Library), he managed to publish many works during the World War I years. Jacob is also credited with drawing the attention of Western scholars to the puppet-theater works of ...
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Monograph on Buddha Sakyamuni’s Birth-Place in the Nepalese Tarai
In the 1870s, the Archaeological Survey of India undertook a series of expeditions to increase understanding of the early history of India and to further the preservation of important monuments and ruins. In 1896 German archaeologist Alois Anton Führer (1853–1930) received permission from the government of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh and the government of India to carry out an expedition to Nepal. Führer generally is credited with discovering the birthplace of Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in about 563 B.C. at the gardens of Lumbini ...
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Persia (Iran), Afghanistan and Baluchistan
This map of Persia (present-day Iran), Afghanistan, and Baluchistan (the western part of present-day Pakistan) was produced for The Century Atlas of the World, published by the Century Company of New York in 1897. The atlas was the last volume in a ten-volume set that included The Century Dictionary (volumes 1-8) and The Century Cyclopedia of Names (volume 9). In keeping with the encyclopedic style of the series, the map includes notes about the size and political organization of the countries depicted. Persia is described as an independent country ruled ...
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Lourdes, Transporting the Sick, II
The brothers Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière (1862-1954) and Louis Jean Lumière (1864-1948) are credited with the development of the Cinématographe (1895), an elegant and technically simple projection device that revolutionized the early motion picture industry. In contrast to Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph, which was heavy and difficult to move, the Cinématographe was a light, portable device that brought the camera (weighing just over seven kilograms) out of doors. The Lumières sent crews around the world to record a wide array of scenes and images. These films were shown to ...
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Lourdes, Procession, II
The brothers Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière (1862-1954) and Louis Jean Lumière (1864-1948) are credited with the development of the Cinématographe (1895), an elegant and technically simple projection device that revolutionized the early motion picture industry. In contrast to Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph, which was heavy and difficult to move, the Cinématographe was a light, portable device that brought the camera (weighing just over seven kilograms) out of doors. The Lumières sent crews around the world to record a wide array of scenes and images. These films were shown to ...
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Lourdes, Procession, III
The brothers Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière (1862-1954) and Louis Jean Lumière (1864-1948) are credited with the development of the Cinématographe (1895), an elegant and technically simple projection device that revolutionized the early motion picture industry. In contrast to Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph, which was heavy and difficult to move, the Cinématographe was a light, portable device that brought the camera (weighing just over seven kilograms) out of doors. The Lumières sent crews around the world to record a wide array of scenes and images. These films were shown to ...
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Lourdes, Procession, I
The brothers Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière (1862-1954) and Louis Jean Lumière (1864-1948) are credited with the development of the Cinématographe (1895), an elegant and technically simple projection device that revolutionized the early motion picture industry. In contrast to Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph, which was heavy and difficult to move, the Cinématographe was a light, portable device that brought the camera (weighing just over seven kilograms) out of doors. The Lumières sent crews around the world to record a wide array of scenes and images. These films were shown to ...
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