The Stereographic Views of San Francisco Bay Area Locations collection consists of 42 stereographs taken by Eadweard
Muybridge from circa 1865 to circa 1879. The collection is distributed into five Series consisting, for the most part, of garden and
woodland scenes from the "Homes of California" series, many captioned "Mosswood, Alameda County" and some captioned "Fernside,
Alameda County." Also represented are the following series: "Views of the Pacific Coast," "San Francisco," "California," and
"Bay of San Francisco." Many show views of residences and estates featuring interiors and exteriors. Industrial views include
the Pacific Rolling Mills (San Francisco) and one view of women at work in the California Standard Sack Company (San Francisco).
Some views were published by Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, and those from the "Views of the Pacific Coast" series bear
Muybridge's pseudonym, "Helios Flying Studio." A number were for a time in the possession of the Monsignor Joseph Gleason Library as
part of the
Muybridge Lone Mountain Collection.
Edward James Muggeridge was born on April 9, 1830 in Kingston-on-Thames, England. He was the second of four sons born to John
Muggeridge and Susanna Smith Muggeridge. John Muggeridge was a grain, coal and timber merchant and Susannah Smith Muggeridge
came from a prosperous family engaged in the business of carrying by barge. At the age of 22 Edward decided to go to America
and he changed his name to Eadweard Muygridge. He took the spelling of his first name from the "Coronation Stone," which had
been discovered in Kingston in 1850. Seven Saxon kings had been crowned upon this stone and two kings named Eadweard appeared
on its plinth. As for the spelling of his last name, the "muy" may have been added to reflect some Spanish ancestry.
42 stereographs; 12 x 18 cm. and 9 x 18 cm.
41 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections,
The Bancroft Library.