Thursday, July 16, 2009

How a Panorama is Made

How a Great Battle Panorama is Made
by Theodore R. Davis from
St. Nicholas, Vol. XIV, No. 2, December 1886


  1. I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons.Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. I have much info to share.

  2. Hi Gene,
    Let me know when the book is published -- would like to read it.