London's Trafalgar Square

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London's Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square 1890 - ten remaining frames by Wordsworth Donisthorpe.gif
Ten surviving frames from the film
Directed by
Release date
  • 1890 (1890)
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent

London's Trafalgar Square is an 1890 British short silent actuality film, shot by inventors and film pioneers Wordsworth Donisthorpe and William Carr Crofts at approximately 10 frames per second with an oval or circular frame on celuloid film using their 'kinesigraph' camera, showing traffic at Trafalgar Square in London. The surviving ten frames of film are the earliest known motion picture of the city.[1]


  1. ^ Paul Burns. "The History of the Discovery of Cinematography". Retrieved 2011-03-24. 

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