Year 1878

THE BIRTHS OF…

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Australia: Raymond Longford.

Brazil: Luís Tomás Reis in Alagoinhas, Bahia.

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Denmark: Holger-Madsen.

France:

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Francis Doublier.

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Germany: Eduardo Hirtz in Duisburg.

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Russia: Joseph Schenck.

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Sweden: Charles Magnusson

USA:

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Fred Mace.

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Annabelle Moore.

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Henry B Walthall.

OTHER EVENTS:
France:

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Reynaud develops the Praxinoscope-Théâtre, a more sophisticated version of the Praxinoscope.

Jules Carpentier opens his own workshop in Paris to manufacture electric and photographic equipment and cameras.

USA:

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The Edison Speaking Phonograph Company is founded to market and exhibit the new invention.

The exposure time for still phohotografy is below 1 second.

Eadweard Muybridge is given the assignment, by the former governor of California, to discover a way to photograph the legs of a running horse to find out if, at any given moment, all four legs are off the ground.

 

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