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Elephants at the Zoo  (1897)

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A cheerful account of exercise time at the London Zoological Gardens, Elephants at the Zoo was released in 1897 by the British Mutoscope and Biograph Company, one of the pioneers of early cinema technology. One of the earliest examples of a British natural history film, this short black and white piece consists of a picturesque scene, with one of the large elephants bearing an excited crowd of children along the Park’s paths.

Film credits

Camera: Javier Aguirresarobe
Director: Allen and Unwin
Production Organisation: British Mutoscope and Biograph Company
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