This clip chosen to be PG
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.
With the early introduction of moving image film, people tended to remain still, as did the camera.
Thanks to the generosity of the rights holders, we are able to offer Still or moving image? from the historical Melbourne Cup 1896 as a high quality video download.
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