“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stanford University in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Development of Motion Pictures

State Historic Landmark 834 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 1, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 834
Nothing remains of this site.
Inscription.  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.
Erected 1983 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Stanford Historical Society, Stanford ECV Alumnii, Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850 E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 834.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 37° 25.518′ N, 122° 10.854′ W. Marker is in Stanford University, California, in Santa Clara
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County. Marker is on Campus Drive West, on the right when traveling west. Across from Stanford Driving Range entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford CA 94305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Road Well Traveled (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ancient Ohlone Villages (approx. 0.3 miles away); Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nourishing the Whole Student (approx. 0.4 miles away); Exploring the Forces of Nature (approx. half a mile away); In Pursuit of Breakthroughs (approx. half a mile away); The Stanford Women’s Clubhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Motion Picture Research Commemoration (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Sequence of a Horse Jumping image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eadweard Muybridge
2. Sequence of a Horse Jumping
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 3,366 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 25, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on September 30, 2007. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 1, 2023