Historioscope

Object Number: 
INV.7918
Date: 
1865-1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 21 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on admission tickets: "HISTORIOSCOPE/ADMIT ONE/[dividing line]/Proprietor" printed: on script: "Historioscope Lecture/LADIES & GENTLEMEN: Owing to a severe and sudden indisposition,/Prof. Easelpalette is unable to appear before you at this time,
Description: 
Cardboard box with window cut in top to reveal a series of views that are printed on a long strip of paper housed on two spools and rotated with cranks; views are polychrome representations of important scenes and events in American history; the top of the box around the window is printed to look like a theater; an eight page script and packet of tiny admission tickets accompanying the panorama.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group