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Congregation at Preston Parish Church (c.1901)

Preston's great and good gather outside the magnificent St. John's church.

Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent


In contrast to many Mitchell and Kenyon films, where the camera is positioned at ground level as close to its subject as possible, the operator has carefully chosen a raised vantage point where his presence would be less obtrusive. Could this be a mark of respect to those attending a religious service? Or does it reflect the filmmakers' fear of upsetting the visibly wealthy congregation?