1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS64
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On June 15, 1878 Edward Muybridge, a renowned photographer, and Leland Stanford, former California governor, set out to bust an age old myth. The question at hand was whether a galloping horse kept at least one hoof on the ground at all times. In order to do so, Muybridge set up twelve cameras on Stanford’s horse track in Palo Alto, CA to capture a horse’s gallop as it passed. The photographic evidence showed that at one point, all of the horse’s hooves were airborne. Not only did Muybridge’s attempt settle the argument, it also began the new industry of the stop-go motion picture concept. Since Muybridge had put in so much effort to create a whole new system to capture these horses’ movements, he decided it was well worth the continued effort since the results were so great. From Muybridge’s simple design to settle an argument, people like Thomas Edison and the Lumière Brothers were able to create motion pictures and movies as we know them today.