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Melbourne Cup 1896 (1896)

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Clip description

This clip shows a group of men posing for the camera at the 1896 Melbourne Cup. Unfamiliar with moving image, the men remain still as if posing for a photograph. A horse gallops into the foreground and blocks our view until Walter Barnett, the film’s producer, gives the horse a pat on its rump.

Curator’s notes

With the early introduction of moving image film, people tended to remain still, as did the camera.

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