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The horse in motion / illustrated by Muybridge

 Item — Folder: 1
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.


  • 1878 June 15


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The horse in motion / illustrated by Muybridge 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 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Charles Schwartz Ltd.; 2009.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of The horse in motion / illustrated by Muybridge
In Progress
Anne Ashton
2013 December 18
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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