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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P2000.65
People
Eadweard Muybridge, British (Kingston-on-Thames, England 1830 - 1904 Kingston-on-Thames, England)
Title
"Abe Edgington," owned by Leland Stanford; trotting at an 8-minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June 1878.
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Horse in Motion
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
June 18, 1878
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, California, Palo Alto
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
image: 8.9 x 20.9 cm (3 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)
mount: 13.3 x 21.4 cm (5 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: recto of mount, lower right, graphite: N1251J
  • inscription: recto of vintage mount, below image, pre-printed mount: Copyright, 1878, by Muybridge The Morse Gallery, 417 Montgomery St., San Francisco [over] The Horse in Motopn. [over] Illustrated by [over] Muybridge. Patent--Automatic Electro-Photograph. [over] "Abe Edgington," owned by Leland Stanford; trotting at an 8-minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June 1878. [over] The negatives of these photographs were made at intervals of twenty-one inches of distance. They illustrate consecutive positions assumed during a single stride of the [over] horse. The vertical lines were twenty-one inches apart; the horizontal lines represent elevations of four inches. The negatives were [over] each exposed during the two-thousandth part of a second, and are absolutely "untouched."
Provenance
Charles Isaacs, sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 2000.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
P2000.65
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Rebecca Voelcker, "Just in Time", Index Magazine, Harvard Art Museums ([e-journal], March 20, 2018), https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/just-in-time, accessed March 28, 2018

Exhibition History

32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2017 - 03/07/2018

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