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Edgerton, Harold Eugene (1903-1990), electrical engineer and photographer  

Craig Sean McConnell

Edgerton, Harold Eugene (06 April 1903–04 January 1990), electrical engineer and photographer, was born in Fremont, Nebraska, the son of Frank E. Edgerton, a lawyer, and Mary Coe. Edgerton received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1925 and a doctorate of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931. He married Esther May Garrett in 1928; they had three children. Most of Edgerton’s career centered on his invention, development, and application of the stroboscopic flash....

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Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904), photographer of animal locomotion and inventor of the first theatrical motion picture projector  

James H. Wandersee

Muybridge, Eadweard (09 April 1830–08 May 1904), photographer of animal locomotion and inventor of the first theatrical motion picture projector, was born Edward James Muggeridge in Kingston-on-Thames, England, the son of John Muggeridge, a corn chandler, and Susannah (maiden name uncertain). Little is recorded about Muybridge’s childhood and his education in Kingston, but there are numerous, partially conflicting accounts of his activities and accomplishments later in life. As a young man, he changed his name to what he thought represented its original Anglo-Saxon form. In the afterglow of the 1849 Gold Rush, Muybridge emigrated to California in 1852....