#0834 Eadweard Muybridge and the Development of Motion Pictures


#0834 Eadweard Muybridge and the Development of Motion Pictures

Site information:

Stanford University, Campus Dr W across from Stanford Driving Range, Palo Alto

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Development of Motion Pictures

In commemoration of the motion picture research conducted in 1878 and 1879 by Eadweard Muybridge, at the Palo Alto Stock Farm, now the site of Stanford University. This extensive photographic experiment portraying the attitudes of animals in motion was conceived by and executed under the direction and patronage of Leland Stanford. Consecutive instantaneous exposures were provided for by a battery of 24 cameras fitted with electro-shutters.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Stanford Historical Society, Stanford ECV Alumnii, Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850, E Clampus Vitus. April 30, 1983.

Registered 11/3/1969