Collection, 1870-1981.


Collection, 1870-1981.

The Eadweard Muybridge Collection document his photographic career and the contributions he made to motion pictures. Muybridge's Animal Locomotion study, done under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, represents the bulk of this collection. The Animal Locomotion study collotypes and publications contain a nearly complete set of collotype plates of images. Included in this series are original copies of the books Animal Locomotion, Prospectus and Catalog of Plates, 1887 and Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion, 1893. Reviews of the Animal Locomotion book and an offer to subscribe to the plates are also in the series. Photographs comprise another series. Included in this series are photographs of Muybridge and non-collotype reproductions of the plates in the Animal Locomotion study. The correspondence contemporary with the study series contains letters regarding the creation and promotion of the Animal Locomotion study, including requests for equipment; project updates and lecture arrangements. Muybridge wrote many of these letters to Jesse Burk, the Secretary of the University. The letters date from 1887 to 1901. Included in the miscellaneous documentation series are Muybridge's panoramic view of San Francisco; a program from a motion picture exhibition that preceded Muybridge's work, and the copyrights for Animal Locomotion among other documents. The camera and related apparatus series contains pieces of Muybridge's camera equipment, such as film holders, lenses, and shutters used during the creation of Muybridge's study. The glass negative camera in this series may have belonged to Muybridge. Much of the published material series concerns the history of Muybridge and his relationship to the advent of motion pictures.

97.4 cubic feet.

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