Memorial plaques
Postage stamps


Photo: © Blue Adept (Flickr) (used with permission.)

METAL HOUSE PLAQUE   Royal Photographic Society / Olympus plaque. 2 Liverpool Road, Kingston upon Thames, England.


METAL HOUSE PLAQUE   British Film Institute: Cinema 100 (Centenary of Cinema) plaque. 2 Liverpool Road, Kingston upon Thames, England. 1996/7. [Muybridge, Eadweard, Heritage plaque unveiled, Photographica World no. 80 (p.5), March 1997.]


Photo: © Peter Denton (used with permission).

CERAMIC HOUSE PLAQUE   30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, England. Provided by The Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service, 2004.


Photo: © Mike Halberst (used with permission).

BRONZE WALL PLAQUE   Palo Alto memorial plaque, 1929.


METAL AND STONE MEMORIAL   Palo Alto memorial plaque on stone base, 1983.
In commemoration of the motion picture research conducted in 1878 and 1879 by Eadweard Muybridge at the Palo Alto Stock Farm, now the site of Stanford University, this extensive photographic experiment portraying the attitudes of animals in motion was conceived by and executed under the direction of Leland Stanford. Consecutive instantaneous exposures were provided for by a battery of 24 cameras fitted with electro-shutters.
California Registered Historical Landmark no. 834
Location: Stanford University, Campus Dr W across from Stanford Driving Range, Palo Alto.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Stanford Historical Society, Stanford ECV Alumni, and the Mountain Charlie Chapter no. 1850, E Clampus Vitus, April 30, 1983.


Photo: Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest © Kingston Museum and Heritage Services (used with permission).

BRONZE WALL PLAQUE   in store, Kingston Museum and Heritage Service. Originally in the Kingston Upon Thames Library. Unveiled 11 July 1931, to celebrate the centenary (1830-1930) of his birth.

Sculpted by Reginald R. Goulden (b.1877-1932) (Richard Reginald Goulden?) who designed Kingston's War Memorial. Goulden, FRBS (Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors) and ARCA, studied at Royal College of Art. Born and raised in Dover, he lived mostly in London. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1903 to 1932. In 1905, he carved a high-relief portrait of G.F. Watts for Aston Webb's facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Goulden became the art adviser to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, producing bronze reliefs for the Carnegie Centre in Dunfermline (1901-5), and for Pittencrief Park a fountain with a statue of Ambition (1908) and a statue of Andrew Carnegie himself (1913-14). His Memorial to Margaret MacDonald, wife of Ramsay MacDonald, for Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, was inaugurated in 1914. Goulden enlisted in the Royal Engineers. Mentioned in dispatches, he was invalided out in 1916. He created war memorials at Gateshead, Surbiton, Bank of England, St Michael Cornhill, Kingston upon Thames, Reigate, Crompton, and elsewhere. Philip Jackson's Whitehall statue Gurkha Soldier (1997) was based on a life-size statue Goulden sculpted in 1924.
E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique Et Documentaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs , Dessinateurs Et Graveurs (1976). J. Blackwood, London's Immortals: the complete otdoor commemorative statues (Savoy Press, 1989). J. Johnson and A. Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 (Antique Collectors' Club, 1976). G.M. Waters, Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950 (Eastbourne Fine Art Publications, 1975); and information from the web.

[Ref: unveiling report, The Photographic Journal, 1931, Vol.71, p.419-420.]


Photo © Tomas N. Romero (used with permission).

BRONZE, MUYBRIDGE AND CAMERA   Statue of Muybridge, Letterman Digital Arts Center, Presidio Heights, CA, San Francisco, USA. c.2007.
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Lawrence Alan Noble is an artist/sculptor who was born in Tampa, Florida; raised and educated in Houston, Texas, and currently resides in Crestline, California. He is owner of Noble Studio, a company that specializes in design and sculpture. He is the designer of many motion picture advertising campaigns including Time After Time; Flash Gordon; Sharky's Machine; The Empire Strikes Back (10th Anniversary Poster) and produced sculptures for Searching for Bobby Fischer and The Rock. In 1972, Noble illustrated a poster for the George McGovern Presidential Campaign and in 1977 was commissioned by Time Magazine to produce a portrait of Presidential candidate, Hubert H. Humphrey. He designed an Olympic Gold Medal for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. In 1997, he sculpted the prestigious Daytona 500 trophy. He is listed in the Millenium Edition of Who's Who in the West. His company designed and produced the Star Wars Chess Set for The Danbury Mint and designs coins and medallions for the Franklin Mint. His work is in the collection of many celebrities and motion picture directors and producers.

His first bronze sculpture, a life size equestrian monument to Civil War General, Philip H. Sheridan was unveiled in Chicago in June of 1990. He also sculpted the 7 ft bronze statue of Jack Benny which is located at the Epicenter, home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Minor League Baseball Team. He was commissioned to produce a bronze bust of Gene Roddenberry; creator of Star Trek and a life-size bronze statue of stage actress Lillian Russell and a half-size bronze of Diamond Jim Brady. Noble is Designer and one of two sculptors selected by the California Fire Foundation to produce a bronze memorial and monument to California Firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty (unveiled April 2002, Capitol Park, Sacramento, California). Noble Studio was also commissioned to design and sculpt the 10ft tall bronze San Bernardino County Peace Officers' Memorial; unveiled May, 1999.

The statue of Muybridge (Father of Cinema) is one of three that Noble sculpted for the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio of San Francisco, to pay tribute to pioneers of the Motion Picture and Television Industries. The others are of Willis O'Brien (Father of Special Effects), and Philo T. Farnsworth (Inventor of Television). He also sculpted the Yoda Bronze, which sits on top of the Yoda Fountain.
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See also details of a second edition of this statue on Muy Blog.


PIONEERS OF COMMUNICATION Commemorative stamp, as one of four Pioneers of Communication, United States Postal Sevice, 1996.

The Postal Service honored late nineteenth-century pioneers of modern communication with the issuance of four 32-cent Pioneers of Communication commemorative stamps on February 22, 1996, at the Postage Stamp Mega Event in New York, New York. The stamps, printed by Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd. in the offset process, went on sale nationwide February 23.

Designed by renowned collage artist Fred Otnes of West Redding, Connecticut, the stamps feature portraits of Ottmar Mergenthaler, Eadweard Muybridge, Frederic Ives, and William Dickson, combined with their inventions and signatures.

Leaflet cover, 1996.

Oil on canvas. Artist: Fred Otnes. Art Director: Howard Paine. Year of stamp issue: 1996

22kt gold souvenir stamp

First Day Covers

These inventors laid the foundations for efficient mass communications in the twentieth century. Mergenthaler developed the Linotype, which solved the problem of setting printing type by machine; Muybridge created the zoopraxiscope to convert still photographs into moving images; Ives played an important role in the development of halftone printing processes; and Dickson collaborated with Thomas Edison on the kinetoscope, a forerunner of the motion picture film projector.

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Reference: Postal Bulletin (18 January, 1996)



French, 1985, Bronze, 100 minted. No further details known.

Photo: Stephen Herbert (c) Kingston Museum


English, 1931, Bronze, number of edition not known. Produced by Kingston Museum. (Incorrect year of death, given as 1902).