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Eakins Thomas Eakins Photograph of Edgington Trotting A May Morning in the Park
FAIRMAN ROGERS
MUYBRIDGE'S INSPIRATION
Photograph of Edgington Trotting
WORLD EVENTS
With photography, the forces of time and nature could be stopped and examined, providing artists with a new scientific, frame-accurate, record of the world around them.

Eakins was born five years after photography was announced as an invention by Daguerre in France. The first photographs produced in Philadelphia were produced within months of that announcement. Philadelphia became the center of photographic activity in the United States for the remainder of the 19th century.

Eakins' A May Morning in the Park, formally known as Fairman Rogers' Four-In-Hand is really a manifesto of the use of photographs to make a painting.
1879 - 1880
W. DOUGLASS PASCHALL
Research Associate and Coordinator, Thomas Eakins Projects, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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