Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Date made: 1963
Materials: safety film
Measurements: 4" x 5"
Multiflash photograph of Moscow Circus tumblers performing at the Boston Public Garden in 1963. Here Edgerton used a manually timed multiflash while an assistant kept the tumbling acrobat in the sighting tube of the powerful flash reflector. Because the arena lights could not be dimmed, a special shutter was required that opened and closed with each flash of the strobe, thereby excluding the intense ambient illumination. (see "Stopping Time" (1987), pp. 107-9). (CC)