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 a battery of 24 cameras fitted with electroshutters.