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Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885

 Collection
Identifier: C Photo Collection 260

Scope and Contents

Collection contains one hundred ninety one (191) photographic plates showing humans and various animals in motion. Each plate represents a particular motion and consists of numerous frames illustrating precise anatomical movement.

Dates

  • 1887

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

4 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift ;Unknown donor ;1914.

General

Plate size: 48 x 61 cm. (18 3/4 x 24 in.)

General

Formerly cataloged under call number: 743 M98an v.1 & v.2

General

Collotypes are printed on two-toned heavy wove paper with printed series title, plate number, and photographer's credit and copyright under image.

General

Facsimile of the original Prospectus and Catalogue of Plates (1887) that includes titles for all plate numbers is stored with the folio covers in Photo Box 4.

General

Folio label: ANIMAL LOCOMOTION. By Eadweard Muybridge. 1872-1885. Plates. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. printed in gilt on black leather.

General

Unique editions of Animal Locomotion were available to subscribers who could make their own selection of one hundred plates from the complete work of 781 plates.

Table of Contents

Photo box 1 -- vol. 1 title page and 73 plates: 3, 4, 17, 26, 29, 41, 57, 59, 63, 66, 70, 71, 72, 74, 88, 97, 98, 104, 105, 108, 117, 125, 133, 137, 144, 146, 153, 155, 158, 161, 167, 170, 171, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 182, 183, 185, 188, 189, 190, 192, 196, 209, 214, 225, 233, 234, 238, 243, 248, 267, 270, 271, 284, 279, 285, 288, 290, 291, 301, 305, 313, 327, 334, 338, 339, 344, 347

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Photo box 2 -- vol. 2 title page and 72 plates: 355, 361, 363, 367, 374, 388, 402, 408, 409, 450, 452, 465, 468, 469, 471, 473, 565, 566, 567, 568, 574, 576, 577, 579, 580, 589, 590, 591, 593, 598, 602, 604, 607, 613, 616, 617, 618, 625, 626, 629, 630, 641, 642, 645, 646, 647, 659, 668, 675, 679, 685, 687, 695, 700, 705, 709, 717, 721, 727, 730, 733, 736, 737, 740, 745, 749, 750, 751, 755, 758, 765, 773 765, 773

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Photo box 3 -- 36 duplicate plates: 41, 97, 98, 105, 146, 170, 174, 185, 189, 225, 248, 279, 290, 291, 313, 344, 402, 408, 469, 472, 567, 576, 580, 589, 590, 593, 607, 616, 626, 630, 647, 659, 705, 721, 733, 755

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Photo box 4 -- original boards for folio 1 and folio 2; Prospectus and Catalogue of Plates (copy)

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10 framed plates: 143, 163, 187, 233, 349, 481, 621, 658, 709, 758

Processing Information

Physical condition: plates are in fair to good condition with staining, creasing, and tears. Some plates have been trimmed; a majority have been stamped with the Denver Public Library property stamp on the recto and verso of each plate.
Title
Finding Aid for the Animal locomotion[graphic] :an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885 /by Eadweard Muybridge
Author
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
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