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
Born Edward James Muggeridge 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.
4 linear feet
(4 oversize flat boxes)
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