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.
Born Edward James Muggeridge in Kingston-upon-Thames, England, April 9, 1830,
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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