• http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003505066393 Craig Archer

    “to see if a horse has both feet on the ground during it’s trot”
    Actually, it was to win a bet, though the governor did hire him. He intended to prove whether or not none of the horses four hooves were touching the ground at any point during it’s stride… as in to say, all four in the air at once. Muybridge’s photo did prove that fact, and that particular still image is conspicuously missing from the montage… until you click play anyway, and then you’d better have a pretty good eye to catch it, which was the reason for the bet in the first place. Nice homage, though! I got a kick out of it, anyways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lora-Brownstein/100000192668334 Lora Brownstein

    If the bet had to do with a trotting horse, why is the horse galloping or running instead of trotting?

  • Allen Wilcutt

    See!  Had he called it a “movie camera” and sprinkled in some Kodachrome he wouldn’t have died so damn penny less.   ;-)

  • tcf38012 _

    It Is/played on my birthday