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Eadweard Muybridge and General Grant Tree, c. 1864

Eadweard Muybridge and General Grant Tree, c. 1864

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27.4 x 35.6 cm ⏐ 10.8 x 14.0 in (300dpi)

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GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Ulysses S. Grant, 71 Feet in Circumference, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite, No. 87, Attributed to Carleton Watkins (American, 1829, 1916), or Attributed to C.L. Weed (American, 1824, 1903), or Attributed to Eadweard J. Muybridge (American, born England, 1830, 1904), Thomas Houseworth & Company, Mariposa, California, United States, negative about 1864, 1865, print about 1872. Albumen silver print. The General Grant tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park in California and the second largest tree in the world. Eadweard James Muybridge (1830, 1904) was an English photographer who emigrated to America and was important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection. He also took many famous photographs in Yosemite Valley, and a panorama of San Francisco.

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