Muybridge Yosemite Landscape

Description
Eadweard Muybridge’s (English, 1832-1904) landscapes of the American West are considered among the best photographed in the 19th century. Working mostly in the Yosemite valley, Muybridge made mammoth glass plate negatives of many previously unseen vistas. This print (circa 1860, gold toned albumen print 1970s) is from a special centennial anniversary portfolio of modern albumen prints of Muybridge landscape photographs by the Chicago Albumen Works. Muybridge is also well known for his later experiments with motion photography of animals and humans at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1880s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
portfolio
albumen
photograph
print
1972
original
1872
maker
Chicago Albumen Works
Muybridge, Eadweard
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 625 mm x 758 mm; 24 5/8 in x 29 13/16 in
ID Number
PG*78.3
catalog number
78.3
accession number
1978.1031
subject
Yosemite Valley
Photography
Artifact Walls exhibit
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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