The Lumière Brothers, Part 2

An early 20th century Autochrome picture of Louis and Auguste Lumiere, pioneers of color photography. Photo by Apic/Getty Images

Despite the huge impact the Lumières made with their multi-function motion picture camera, they didn't stay in the movie business. Louis went back to photography, and Auguste took a very different path. You can find part one of this topic here:

Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition:

Holly's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: entertainment history, film history, siblings, 19th century, 20th century, Lumiere brothers, biographies, Thomas Edison, photography