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Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904)


Eadweard Muybridge's great breakthrough came in 1872 when he was hired by wealthy American businessman Leland Stanford, for whom Stanford University is named. Stanford was interested in whether horses lifted all legs off the ground at once during trotting and Muybridge was engaged to take photographs to settle the point. Although the experiment ... See full bio »

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Dog Running Director
(1887)
(1887)

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 1887 Adjutant Walking (Documentary short)
 1887 Antelope Trotting (Documentary short)
 1887 Baboon Climbing a Pole (Documentary short)
 1887 Capybara Walking (Short)
 1887 Chickens Scared by Torpedo (Documentary short)
 1887 Dog Running (Short)
 1887 Eland Trotting (Short)
 1887 Elephant Walking (Documentary short)
 1887 Gnu Bucking and Galloping (Short)
 1887 Goat Walking (Short)
 1887 Guanaco Galloping (Short)
 1887 Leopard Walking (Short)
 1887 Lioness Walking (Documentary short)
 1887 Lion Walking (Documentary short)
 1887 Man Riding Jumping Horse (Short)
 1887 Man Taking Off His Boater (Short)
 1887 Mule Kicking (Short)
 1887 Oryx Galloping (Short)
 1887 Ostrich Walking (Documentary short)
 1887 Ox Walking (Short)
 1887 Pig Walking (Short)
 1887 Raccoon Walking (Short)
 1887 Sloth Climbing (Short)
 1887 Storks, Swans, etc. (Short)
 1887 Tigress Walking (Short)
 1887 Woman Getting Into Bed (Short)
 1887 Woman Hopping on One Foot (Short)
 1887 Woman Opening Umbrella (Short)
 1887 Woman Picking Up Child (Documentary short)
 1887 Woman Picking Up Skirt (Short)
 1887 Woman Pouring from Jug (Short)
 1887 Woman Setting Down Jug (Documentary short)
 1887 Woman Sitting Down (Short)
 1887 Woman Throwing Baseball (Documentary short)
 1887 Cockatoo Flying (Documentary short)
 1887 Woman Walking Downstairs (Documentary short)
 1883 Buffalo Running (Documentary short)
 1881 Athlete Swinging a Pick (Documentary short)
 1878 Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Human Figure In Motion" In Print (Dover) 390 pages.

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »
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Trivia:

Pictured on one of a set of four 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps honoring "Pioneers of Communication", issued 22 February 1996. Also honored in the set are William K.L. Dickson, Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linoype machine), and Frederick Eugene Ives (inventor of the halftone photogravure printing process). See more »

Nickname:

Father of the Motion Picture

Star Sign:

Aries

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