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ID: 500014767
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500014767

 
Record Type: Person
Edgerton, Harold Eugene (American scientist and photographer, 1903-1990)

Note: Edgerton in widely known as the pioneer in stroboscopic photography, the technique of capturing and depicting kinetic energy and timed event in distinct steps. The images were made in a darkened room, using numerous exposures per second, making the fine details of split second motion visible for the first time. His image, "Milk Drop," which shows the crown-like form created by a drop of milk on a plate, is among his most famous.

Names:
Edgerton, Harold Eugene (preferred,V,index,LC)
Harold Eugene Edgerton (V,display)
Edgerton, Dr. Harold Eugene (V)
Edgerton, Harold E. (U)
Edgerton, H. E. (U)
Dr. Harold E. Edgerton (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
scientist
electrical engineer
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Fremont (Dodge county, Nebraska, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Edgerton, Harold Eugene (I)

Biographies:
(American scientist and photographer, 1903-1990) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American electrical engineer, photographer, 1903-1990) ..... [BHA]
(American, 1903 -) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer, 1903-1990) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1903-1990) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1903-1990) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Dr. Harold E. Edgerton ........ [MoMA Preferred]
............................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
Edgerton, Dr. Harold Eugene ........ [VP]
......................................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Edgerton, Harold E. ........ [Grove Art Preferred, MoMA]
.......................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Edgerton, Harold Eugene ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
...............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79029202
Edgerton, H. E. ........ [GRL]
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79029202
Harold Eugene Edgerton ........ [VP]
.............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, MoMA, VP]
....................  Berkshire Eagle (5 January 1990)
....................  Encyclopedia of Photography (1984)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79029202
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79029202
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988) 1988
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-) 1989
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... 20th-Century Photography (1996) 146
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