Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - 1871


Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - Muybridge

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This photo of Cape Disappointment's lighthouse and cannon was taken by Eadweard Muybridge in spring of 1871, when he was hired by the Lighthouse Board to photograph lighthouses from Washington Territory to San Diego. For this contract, he was paid twenty dollars per day - a goodly amount in those days.

Based in San Francisco, Muybridge is best know for his series of motion studies, and is sometimes called "the father of motion pictures". Built in 1856, the lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on the west coast. The cannons were added in 1862.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0133
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge
Location Washington State
Subject Lighthouses, Military
Decade 1870s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 3.0 x 3.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 1060