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Eadweard Muybridge photographs, 1872, 1875-1876 LSC.1979
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Description
Eadweard Muybridge was a British photographer who spent much of his working life living in California and travelling in other parts of the U.S. and western Northern America. The collection consists of 46 albumen prints. Thirty-nine were taken by Muybridge in 1872 of Yosemite Valley, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Mariposa Grove; seven photos were taken in Central America in 1875-1876.
Background
Born Edward James Muggeride in Kingston-upon-Thames, England, April 9, 1830, Eadweard Muybridge came to the U.S. in the summer of 1850 and opened a bookstore in San Francisco in 1955. After being seriously injured in a fall from a stagecoach, he returned to England, where he turned to photography. He came back to San Francisco in 1866 and did photographic work for the U.S. coast and Geodetic Survey.
Extent
4.0 linear feet (4 oversize flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. Held at UCLA Library Special Collections. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.