Philadelphia Inquirer: Who was the man with the uneven gait? Mystery medical photos come to life with discovery of long-lost Penn archives.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Who was the man with the uneven gait? Mystery medical photos come to life with discovery of long-lost Penn archives.. “He swayed slightly from side to side, his bare feet slapping the ground with each step. Identified only as Rogers, the lanky young man was one of nine neurological patients in a series of sepia-toned ‘electro-photographs,’ captured with novel stop-motion technology in Philadelphia in the summer of 1885. The photographer was Eadweard Muybridge, better known for using his technique to record the movements of galloping horses. His famous images settled a vigorous debate of the Victorian era: whether the animals, at any point in their stride, lift all four hooves off the ground. (They do.) Yet Rogers and the other medical patients in the photos have long been a mystery.”

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