This day in 1895, The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, put on their first screening of moving images.
Margaret Tait is arguably Orkney's most celebrated film-maker and 1992's Blue Black Permanent was her only feature length film.
We hold two albums of beautiful continuity Polaroids for the film in her archive. These stills were made for the benefit of director, cinematographer, wardrobe and make-up artists and simply record all the physical details of a scene. Some have scribbled notes along the bottom such as 'sleeve down' and 'Andrew. scene 137'.
They may just be practical, visual prompts but they are lovely objects in their own right.
How did she manage to make something as every day as a table set for tea or a pair of sandals on the beach look so pleasing and evocative?