The First Film by the Lumière Brothers, Shot on This Day in 1895

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Today marks the anniversary of the earliest footage shot on Auguste and Louis Lumière's cinématographe, of workers leaving the Lumière factory in LyonAccompanying an illustration of the device, Rebecca Rosen explains, "the camera was an all-in-one device: recording, production, and projection." Apparently, the inventors shot multiple versions of this same scene, so the clip below might actually be a remake. In any case, the 47-second reel and the short films that follow, courtesy of the Internet Archive, are some of the oldest and most iconic works of French cinema, including what might be the first "home video" -- Baby's Lunch

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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