Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Motion Picture Research Commemoration
the motion picture research conducted
in 1878 and 1879 at the Palo Alto Farm
now the site of Stanford University
This extensive photographic experiment
portraying the attitudes of men and
animals in motion was conceived
by and executed under the direction
and patronage of
consecutive instantaneous exposures
were provided for by a battery of twenty
four cameras fitted with electro shutters
Eadweard J Muybridge, Photographer
carried out the investigation and showed that
the photographs could be combined in projection
to give the true appearance of motion
John D Isaacs, Mechanical Engineer
advanced the research by
devising electrical equipment
J D B Stillman, MD
analysed the photographs relating
to the locomotion of the horse
Erected 1929 by Stanford University.
Location. 37° 25.675′ N, 122° 10.217′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Serra Mall, Stanford CA 94305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gates of Hell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Development of Motion Pictures (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lou Henry Hoover House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hostess House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hostess House War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Electronics Research Laboratory (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Tower Well (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
Regarding Motion Picture Research Commemoration. This plaque commemorates the earliest known projection of moving images in the world, a very poignant occasion at the time. Eadweard Muybridge, the director of these images would later experiment with projecting moving images of men, women and children in various states of movement. Muybridge was a true pioneer of his day and his groundbreaking work with projecting moving images would inspire others in moving closer to inventing the movie camera.
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