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Short Introduction

The Boston Athenaeum is a membership library established in 1807. It has world class special collections and a 600,000 strong book library, as well as a childrens library, art department and conservation team. Search facilities to view the collections can be found on the organisation website.

The highlights of the Muybridge collection include 100 photographs from 'Animal Locomotion' and 202 photographs of Central America in 2 bound volumes.

Rights & Reproduction Information

'The Boston Athenæum requires that all requests for the acquisition and/or reproduction of images of objects in its collections be made in writing. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and permission to reproduce is given at the discretion of the Boston Athenæum' More Information

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Prints and Photographs Collection Search

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 302


Books concerning Muybridge: 18

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Boston Athenaeum, 10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3777, USA

Phone: +1 (617)227-0270



Lead Contact:
Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs(

Open Hours:
Special Collections Reading Room hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 to 4. No holidays or weekends.

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Muybridge material accessible by advance appointment only in the Special Collections Reading Room at the Boston Athenaeum. Rules and appointment forms are on the Athenaeum's website.