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Association Frères Lumière
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Lumiere Catalogue No 729. Part of a series of one-take scenes shot from a moving train travelling from Belfast to Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), Dublin.
Pierre and Auguste Lumiere were French pioneers of the cinema. They were noted for their one-shot, one-reel films of places and scenes of every day life. It is likely that Alexandre Promio was the cameraman who actually shot these scenes.
View from moving train of a large house followed by a park with winding paths, a rotunda, lake and countryside. The house is situated at the north end of the station the park and the bandstand, lake etc is now Blackrock Park. The north end of the park would be referred to as Williamstown, a name not commonly used in recent years.
Photography - Alexandre Promio