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horse airborne

Taken by Eadweard Muybridge in 1887

Thus he proved that when horses run there is an instant when all 4 hooves are in the air.

There is a grimmer side to the photographer. Discovering that his baby was in fact the son of another man, he shot his wife’s lover. The jury acquitted him on grounds of temporary insanity.

For a fascinating look at Muybridge’s photographs (currently exhibited at San Francisco’s Moma), his times and life, see the link here.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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