Lead: Working in the United States, English photographer Eadweard Muybridge laid the foundation for the invention of Edison’s motion picture camera.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Eadweard Muybridge was born in Surrey, England, Kingston on Thames in 1830. He immigrated to the United States in 1852 and settled in San Francisco where he worked in publishing and bookselling. After sustaining a head injury in a stagecoach accident in 1860, Muybridge recuperated in England and returned to San Francisco six years later. He took up photography and captured the imagination of the international public with his stunning photographs of Yosemite Valley, panoramic images of San Francisco and his photographic surveys (commissioned by the U.S. government) of remote regions of the newly purchased vast territory of Alaska.