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Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904



  • Existence: 1830 - 1904

Biographical History

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was a British photographer.

Eadweard Muybridge was born on April 9, 1830 as Edward James Muggeridge to John and Susan Muggeridge in Kingston upon Thames, England. In 1855, he emigrated to the United States. He originally gained prominence as a landscape photographer around 1867, but he is known today for his photographic studies of motion, especially animal locomotion. He changed his name several times, but settled on "Muybridge" in 1867 after he returned to the United States from a visit to Britain. He changed the spelling of his first name to "Eadweard" after an 1882 trip to England. Muybridge returned to England permanently in 1894. He died in Kingston upon Thames on May 8, 1904.

Luján Muñoz, L. Fotografías de Eduardo Santiago Muybridge en Guatemala, 1875, 1984: p. 7 (Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)) p. 9 (Eadweard James Muybridge)

The inventor and the tycoon, c2012: introd. (Edward Muybridge. "Every few years, the photographer would move a vowel or switch a couple of consonants. He used to be Edward Muygridge, and before that, Edward Muggeridge")

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 18 2013: Eadweard Muybridge (b. Apr. 9 1830 in Kingston upon Thames; originally Edward James Muggeridge; parents: John and Susan Muggeridge; emigrated to U.S. in 1855; originally known for landscape photography around 1867, known today for studies of motion; changed name multiple times, changed to Muybridge in 1867, changed to Eadweard in 1882; returned to England in 1894; d. May 8, 1904 in Kingston upon Thames)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Animal locomotion, plate 633

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235227193]
Identifier: MSS 8330
Scope and Contents

Collotype taken by Eadweard Muybridge in 1887. The photograph is titled "Animal Locomotion, Plate 633" and is a series of twenty-four frames of a man riding a galloping horse. In one frame, all four of the horse's feet are off the ground.

Dates: 1887

C. R. Savage boudoir prints, 1855-1894

 Series — Box 3: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197233281119]
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains boudoir prints produced by Savage, dating from between 1855 and 1894.

Dates: 1855-1894

C. R. Savage cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, 1852-1918

 Series — Box 2: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233281101]
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards produced by Savage, dating from between 1852 and 1918.

Dates: 1852-1918

C. R. Savage oversize photographs, 1857-1910

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains large-format photographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1857 and 1910.

Dates: 1857-1910

C. R. Savage photographs, 1847-1918

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1847 and 1918. Also includes photocopies of selected photographs.

Dates: 1847-1918

C. R. Savage stereographs, 1849-1909

 Series — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197233621538]
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains stereographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1849 and 1909.

Dates: 1849-1909

C. R. Savage photograph collection

 Collection — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233276721]
Identifier: MSS P 24
Scope and Contents

Contains primarily original prints of photographs by Savage, covering all periods of his career. Of the 839 items, over 750 are clearly Savage photographs. Eighteen other photographers are also named, including Alfred A. Hart, Edw. J. Muybridge, and possibly Carleton E. Watkins photograph. Includes landscapes in Utah and the West, with many in Salt Lake City. Also includes portraits, many of leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with many of Brigham Young.

Dates: approximately 1860-1900

The horse in motion / illustrated by Muybridge

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233646543]
Identifier: MSS 8333
Scope and Contents

Composite photograph by Eadweard Muybridge composed of twelve frames of a trotting horse pulling a carriage, taken June 15, 1878 as part of Muybridge's studies of animal locomotion.

Dates: 1878 June 15

Additional filters:

Archival Object 5
Collection 3
Landscapes -- Utah -- Photographs 6
Landscapes -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Photographs 6
Landscapes -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 6
Mormons -- Photographs 6
Horses -- Photographs 2