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Animal locomotion, plate 633

 Item — Folder: 1
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.


  • 1887


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Animal locomotion, plate 633 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

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.


1 oversize folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Custodial History

Materials were purchased from Charles Schwartz, Ltd. by L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Charles Schwartz Ltd.; 2009.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of Animal locomotion, plate 633
Anne Ashton
2013 December 18
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States