Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Muybridge, Eadweard James[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1830 - 1904  (74 years)

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  • Name Muybridge, Eadweard James 
    Born 9 Apr 1830  Kingston-on-Thames, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1868  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    415 Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Jul-Aug 1868  Nanaimo, BC; Vancouver Island; Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 May 1904  Kingston-on-Thames, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I843  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Muybridge was an accomplished landscape photographer by the time he was appointed to accompany General William Halleck to take views of military ports and harbours of Alaska. Buckland reproduces a view captioned by the author "probably Warm Spring Indian Camp, c 1873" which is in fact a Tlingit Indian group of Fort Tongass, Alaska (see Pierce). Scharf contains a photograph captioned "Group of Indians, Nanaimo District of Vancouver Island." Views from this trip were sold as 8 x 10 in. prints and stereograph cards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may be marked "Helios." Stereo mount bears imprint on left side "Views of the Pacific Coast, Helios, Cosmopolitan Gallery of Photographic Art, 415 Montgomery St. San Francisco"; 1868 copyright notice on right side caption on bottom left of mount e.g. "Alaska Ter.--Sitka."

  • Sources 

    2. [S901] COLLECTION: BANC.
      Lone Mountain College Collection of Stereographs by Eadweard Muybridge, 1867-1880

    3. [S360] National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (1926), (New York: James T. White & Co., 1926), vol. 19, 152.

    4. [S226] Buckland (1974), Buckland, Gail, (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1974), 39 and 54.

    5. [S359] Naef (1975), Weston J. Naef, (New York: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975), 173.

    6. [S436] Scharf (1976), Aaron Scharf, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1976), 151.

    7. [S256] Darrah (1977), William C. Darrah, (Gettysburg, Penn.: W.C. Darrah, 1977), 100.

    8. [S399] Pierce (1977), Richard A. Pierce, (Alaska Journal 7, no. 4 (Autumn 1977):202-10), 202-210.