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The bourgeois family

by Kate Fortmueller

While many of the early Edison films focused on vaudeville performers and figures from popular culture, the Lumière films largely took up different types of subjects. Films such as The Baby's Meal (which starred Auguste Lumière's family) presented a view of French middle-class life. The Lumière films are not exclusively focused on the bourgeoisie, but can you identify other Lumière films that take up the middle class?

The Baby's Meal (1895)

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Auguste and Marguerite Lumière feed their daughter Andrée Lumière.

from The Baby's Meal (1900)
Creator: Louis Lumière and Auguste Lumière
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller