Lewis and Bartholomew's Mechanical Panorama of the Battle of Bunker Hill

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1961

GUSN

GUSN-169714

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Description

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.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 90

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1961.052.186.002

Abstract

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.

Date Notes

Volume 52, Number 186 (Fall, 1961)

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Record Details

Originator

Joseph Earl Arrington (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England