The Muybridge Lone Mountain Collection of photographs consists of 1700 stereographs, 6 albums and 39 individual photographs
taken during the years 1867 to 1880. Most of the albums contain single stereo size images arranged in Muybridge's series number
order and are imprinted with his "Helios" trade name. These albums may represent his own record of his work. He spent most
of his time from 1867 to 1873 photographing California, Alaska and the Pacific Coast; this work is documented in Catalogue of Photographic Views Illustrating the Yosemite, Mammoth Trees, Geyser Springs, and Other Remarkable and Interesting
Scenery of the Far West, by Muybridge, published by Bradley and Rulofson in 1873. The greatest number of these images are in stereographic form, intended for mounting
and sale on cards, but some were made in larger sizes for framing or albums. Photographs 1-278 do not appear in the Catalogue.
Edward James Muggeridge was born on April 9, 1830 in Kingston-on-Thames, England. He was the second of four sons born to John
Muggeridge and Susannah Smith Muggeridge. John Muggeridge was a grain, coal and timber merchant and Susannah Smith Muggeridge
came from a prosperous family engaged in the business of carrying by barge. At the age of 22 Edward decided to go to America
and he changed his name to Eadweard Muygridge. He took the spelling of his first name from the "Coronation Stone," which had
been discovered in Kingston in 1850. Seven Saxon kings had been crowned upon this stone and two kings named Eadweard appeared
on its plinth. As for the spelling of his last name, the "muy" may have been added to reflect some Spanish ancestry, and "gridge"
was later changed to "bridge."
1700 stereographs, 6 albums and 39 oversize prints
1727 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Originals restricted. Viewing prints are available under the call number BANC PIC 1971.055--PIC. Individual prints, original
stereographs and albums may be viewed only with the permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections.