Karnevalszug in Kronberg (1905)

DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Julius Neubronner (1852-1932), a chemist and inventor from Kronberg was one of the first people to film in the Rhine-Main region. In 1903 he acquired his first film camera, an Ernemann "Kino" for 17.5mm film with center perforation. With his camera Neubronner recorded historical events as well as the everyday life of his family. Furthermore, he also shot short sketches performed by himself and his family on a stage set-up in the garden of their home. "A Carnival Procession in Kronberg" shows a procession going past the Hotel "Sch├╝tzenhof". Dr. Neubronner's car can be seen, a messenger pigeon loft on wheels designed on demand of the population of Kronberg.