world’s first colour moving pictures

Used to the HR quality of digital images we might find these too blurred, but it’s the world’s oldest colour film recently discovered!

After remaining hidden in a tin at the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK, a colour film has been discovered which is believed to be the world’s oldest. Created by cinematic pioneer Edward Raymond Turner all the way back in 1902, the film depicts the inventor’s children playing with a sunflower on a summer day, a parrot and soldiers marching.

Now the film has been restored by the National Media Museum and is being shown to audiences for the first time. You can watch a short clip of the film through BBC.

(via HUH magazine)

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