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[Motion studies]
Series of six nude motion studies photographed by Thomas Eakins at the University of Pennsylvania. Views show male models, including George Reynolds, during the process of jumping, running, and walking. Includes a copy of the image "History of a Jump.", Gift of Elizabeth G. Coates., One of images reproduced in William Dennis Marks's "The Mechanism of Instantaneous Photography" in "Animal Locomotion: The MuyBridge Work at the University of Pennsylvania" (Philadelphia, 1888), p. 14. [P.9873.5] LCP also holds larger format variant with annotations. [*photo - Eakins, P.8713.6]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., LCP AR (Annual Report) 1982, p. 37., Photographs housed together in acid free clamshell box., Thomas Eakins, artist, photographer, and director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1882-1886), photographed over 60 motion studies at the University of Pennsylvania between 1884 and 1885. He devised a new camera for the motion photographs that included a timing device and rotating shutter mechanism.