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Paul Nadar

(Paris, France, February 8, 1856 - September 1939, Paris, France)

Portrait of Leon Gaumont, 1925
Gelatin silver print on paper
15 3/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (40.01 cm x 29.21 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, French
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg
Accession Number: P2004.23.4

Vintage matte gelatin silver print

Object Description
Leon Gaumont, the father of French cinema, founded the world's oldest film company in 1895, and began producing motion pictures in 1897, at first for the early picture arcades as those of the Lumiere brothers, and after 1905, for the first motion picture theaters.

Dated, signed and titled on verso.

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