Peter Feathers

An optician and photographic dealer in Dundee in the 1890s, by the end of the decade Feathers was making local topicals for local audiences. 'Feathers' Animated Panorama' showed his 'Extensive series of magnificent animated pictures illustrating Life In Dundee' with an impressive list of ten subjects including the ‘phantom ride’, Tayport to Dundee in Front of an Engine. In 1909 he moved into exhibition with his own Electric Theatre, and in 1909 he was one of the first in Dundee to take out a licence under the Cinematograph Act of 1909 for the Stobswell Cinema.

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