• Short Summary

    Interesting item charting the progress of photography on the 105th birthday of the camera.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS!"

    Various locations of events.

    Various shots of the first photograph ever taken and the camera that took it, made by William Henry Fox Talbot, then of the camera made by Frenchman Louis Daguerre. Brief shots of early photographs. A huge telescope camera is shifted into position in an observatory; photographs of the moon are seen.

    Men at long tables lay out aerial photographs of towns and cities and use machinery to trace the outlines for mapmaking. Brief shots of x-rays being taken. Photographs showing a bullet breaking through a sheet of glass. Several shots of a photograph being scanned and transmitted by radio waves.

    Several shots of a Kinescope showing a man turning on a gymnast bar and juggling a barrel with his feet. Commentator mentions (William) Friese-Greene and the Lumiere Brothers; various shots of cine cameras. Early piece of film shows women and men coming out of a factory. Up to date footage shows flowers opening in time-lapse photography, microphotography of water organisms; birds flying in slow motion; a ball of paper passing through a soap bubble; a bullet smashing through a plate of glass. Brief shots of the early cameras from the start of the item and pictures of their inventors.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1184.24
    Media URN:
    40770
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:53:00 / 01:48:27:00
    Canister:
    PT 468

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