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Children in front of a camera

by Kate Fortmueller

This Lumière actuality features a group of children digging for clams. How do the kids respond to the camera? Do they seem aware of the camera? Do they seem uncomfortable? Consider their clothing, what can you conclude about their socio-economic class based on their apparel?

Children Digging for Clams - Lumière film #45 (189?)

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Children digging for clams on the beach.

from Children Digging for Clams (1900)
Creator: Unknown
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller