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Sidney David Markman Collection of Muybridge Prints

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ID: Image Archive/Collection 08

Primary Creator: Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)

Extent: 5.0 Box(es)

Arrangement: 5 Hollinger boxes.  The photographs have been renumbered, 1-142, in the order in which they are arranged in the collection, but the original numbers are shown in the right margin.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1978

Scope and Contents of the Materials

142 reproduction prints of original Eadweard Muybridge photographs of colonial architecture and daily life in Central America. The Sidney D. Markman Collection of Eadweard Muybridge Prints contains 142 black and white 9" x 6" copy prints of original Eadweard Muybridge photographs of colonial architecture, landscapes, coffee plantations, and daily life in Central America, taken in 1875. For more background on the Guatemalan photographs, see Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala, 1875: The Photographer as Social Recorder (photographs by Eadweard J. Muybridge; text by E. Bradford Burns), University of California Press, 1986. (LAL F1464.B94)

Collection Historical Note

Professor Ralph Lee Woodward of the History Department at Tulane remarked that the Muybridge photographs "give us an exceptionally valuable window on Guatemala in 1875. They are quite remarkable in what they tell us about Central America in that period." (quoted from the dustjacket of Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala, 1875 ).

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Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The original albums are held by the Stanford University Libraries, which retains copyright.


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