Saturday, September 25, 2021

Muybridge and Baseball

When Englishman Eadweard Muybridge did his motion studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1880s, it was only natural that he would turn the student athletes as models.  As an added bonus, the sports they pursued made good thematic matter.  Today we will look at just a few of the many baseball themed sequences Muybridge did.  The young man with the stunning muscles above is Robert Edward Glendenning, and you'll be seeing more of him as he appears in three of today's five works.  Of interest to you Brits, Muybridge also did some cricket studies.



  1. Wouldn't it be great if MLB were played in the raw? Some of those men have phenomenal bodies. Like this man. Whew!

  2. Utterly stunning. A perfect natural and powerful physique. Always inspiring for me.

    1. I'm happy to note here that a generous viewer sent a link to some "new" Muybridge photos that include more of Mr. Glendenning. Expect them in a future series.