Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children

Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children
Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children
Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children
Title
Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children
Date 
ca. 1880
Medium 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 6 x 22.2 x 13.7 cm )
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 children at play, both indoors and outdoors, with toys and without toys, in winter and summer; printed decoration around window on box consists of Santa Claus pouring toys from a sack and children playing below; an eight page document including five pages of script and three of advertisements accompanies the panorama.
Credit Line 
Purchase, Christian DePeyster Bertram Fund
Object Number 
1955.269
Marks 
printed: on box lid: "PANORAMA OF/THE VISIT/OF/SANTA CLAUS/TO THE/HAPPY CHILDREN/PUBLISHED BY/MILTON BRADLEY & CO./SPRINGFIELD. MASS." printed: printed script begins: "SANTA CLAUS PANORAMA/My dear children, I come before you at this time to exhibit to you some beautiful pictures representing the happy scenes of childhood... [continues for 5 pages]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group