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Short Introduction

The Library holds one of the most extensive collections of books, magazines, art and film in the country, with over 6 million items.

With regards to Muybridge items, in addition to 1,418 Collotype prints, there is a photograph album titled “The Attitudes of Animals in Motion: by Muybridge”, 1881, that was presented by Muybridge to Dr. William Pepper, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. This item was given to the Library by Dr. Pepper in 1897.

The library also holds a number of books on and by Muybridge.

Rights & Reproduction Information

Please contact Karen Lightner, Head of Art Department with queries.

Online Presence

Library Catalogue

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 1581


Books by Muybridge: 7

Books concerning Muybridge: 12

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Print and Picture Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
PA 19119

Phone: +1 215-686-5322.



Lead Contact:
Karen Lightner, Head of Art Department(

Open Hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Collection is uncatalogued, however it is available to the public to view upon request. There is no permanent display of the material.