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Accordion Player by Louis Le Prince - test17frames




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Published on Dec 25, 2007

Accordion Player by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

made with a LPCCP Type-1 MkII probably in 1888.

For more details see:

For the separate frames see

I used the first 17 frames from a thumbnail of a 1930 copy of original frames by National Science Museum (London),
and registered each frame by hand (badly).
I then changed frame rate to 17 frames in 4.5 seconds.
Le Prince's original frame rate may have been 20 per second.

Courtesy of
National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television (Bradford).

Note Le Prince's 1888 film "Roundhay Garden Scene" is thought to be the earliest surviving motion picture film made.


License: I release into the public domain all modifications for frames 1 to 17 for my amateur restoration of Louis le Prince's "Accordion Player". Louis le Prince disappeared 1890, and these frames came from a poor scan of a 1930 photograph of the original 1888 film.

Restorations of other Le prince films, all from 1888 I believe:

Man Walking Around A Corner at

1888 - Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge at

1888 - Roundhay Garden Scene - Louis Le Prince at


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