“The first motion picture”, 1888

“Roundhay Garden Scene is a 1888 short film directed by inventor Louis Le Prince. It was recorded at 12 frames per second, runs for approximately two seconds and is the earliest surviving motion picture. According to Le Prince’s son, Adolphe, it was filmed at Oakwood Grange, the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on October 14, 1888.

“It features Adolphe Le Prince, Sarah Whitley, Joseph Whitley and Harriet Hartley in the garden, walking around and laughing. Note that Sarah is walking backwards as she turns around, and that Joseph’s coat tails are flying as he also is turning.”

- Wikipedia