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The Historiscope Panorama and History of Americas

The Historiscope Panorama and History of Americas
The Historiscope Panorama and History of Americas
Title
The Historiscope Panorama and History of Americas
Date 
ca. 1875
Medium 
Wood, paper, cardboard, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 21 x 13.3 cm )
Description 
"The Historiscope Panorama and History of Americas" panorama in a 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 (cranks missing); 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.
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.757
Marks 
lithographed: on the cover: "THE/ HISTORISCOPE/ PANORAMA & HISTORY/ OF AMERICA./ PUBLISHED BY MILTON BRADLEY & CO."
Gallery Label 
American history is livelier when viewed at the theater. This scroll, whose images appear on a "stage," incorporates scenes from the European discovery of America to the surrender of the British at the end of the Revolution.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group