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Short Introduction

This collection houses photographs identified as being taken by Eadweard Muybridge in NARA's Still Picture Branch.

The photographs identified as being taken by Edweard Muybridge include records of the US Coast Guard (photographs of light houses), 1785-2005; records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (stereographs of Modoc Indians, Army Camps and Lava Beds).

Rights & Reproduction Information

Contact Still Picture Reference Team at 301-837-0561

Online Presence

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Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 27

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The National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001, USA

Phone: +1 866-272-6272

Fax: +1 301-837-0483


Lead Contact:
Robert E. Richardson

Open Hours:
The Federal Register Office is open:
8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal Holidays.

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
To access material for research, write telephone or email before you come, follow the link for more information:

Not everything available online, however the vast majority of the digital images in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few images that remain copyrighted, please read the instructions noted in the "Access Restrictions" field of each ARC record.