Lewis and Bartholomew's Mechanical Panorama of the Battle of Bunker Hill
- Collection Name
- Old-Time New England
- Collection Code
- Date Notes
- Volume 52, Number 186 (Fall, 1961)
- Panoramas provided popular entertainment to the masses before movies, television or radio were even imagined. Large canvas paintings unfurled off of rollers and depicting a story or journey, they provided escape and education to those who witnessed the spectacles. Minard Lewis and Truman C. Bartholomew's panorama of the Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the most thrilling, incorporating sound, chemical and lighting effects with mechanics to create a sense of realism rarely experienced by those who viewed it.
- Full Article
- Collection Type
- Description Level
- Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 90
- Reference Code
Joseph Earl Arrington (Author)
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
- Publisher Series
Old Time New England
- Place of Publication
- Publications Referencing This Collection
(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
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