Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh Sallie!


Quiet lately. Today I gave the final exam in my Commercial Modernism class. I asked three bonus questions, one of which was, "Who was Sallie Gardner?"

As this image reveals, Sallie Gardner was a subject of Eadward Muybridge's famous high speed photography session which proved that all four of a horse's hooves leave the ground at the same time at a gallop.

That is, Sallie was a horse.

I showed the slide and included it in a pdf of that day's lecture, but it's hardly surprising if noboby noticed the horse's name. We'll see if anybody got it right when I grade the exam...