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Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg

Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg | Book or Pamphlet | Wisconsin Historical Society
A map of the second version of the Gettysburg cyclorama created by French artist Paul Philippoteaux, as taken from the souvenir booklet which sold for five cents when the panorama was "permanently located in Boston, Mass." The cyclorama took over a year and a half to paint, was nearly 100 yards long and weighed six tons. The exhibition opened in Boston on 22 December 1884, and over 200,000 people viewed the painting during the next seven years. In 1891 the Gettysburg cyclorama was exchanged for a year with the Crucifixion of Christ panorama in Philadelphia. It was later on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park. In November 2005 it was removed for restoration, and the exhibit reopened September 26, 2008 at the new Gettysburg National Park Museum and Visitor Center. See http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/preserve/cyclorama_painting.html. et between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets "on the Moody and Sankey Tabernacle Site" (now part of the Boston Center for the Arts).   The first Gettysburg cyclorama created by Philippoteaux was exhibited in Chicago beginning on October 22, 1883. A third version was exhibited in Philadelphia beginning in February 1886, and a fourth version in Brooklyn, New York, opened in October 1886.
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A map of the second version of the Gettysburg cyclorama created by French artist Paul Philippoteaux, as taken from the souvenir booklet which sold for five cents when the panorama was "permanently located in Boston, Mass." The cyclorama took over a year and a half to paint, was nearly 100 yards long and weighed six tons. The exhibition opened in Boston on 22 December 1884, and over 200,000 people viewed the painting during the next seven years. In 1891 the Gettysburg cyclorama was exchanged for a year with the Crucifixion of Christ panorama in Philadelphia. It was later on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park. In November 2005 it was removed for restoration, and the exhibit reopened September 26, 2008 at the new Gettysburg National Park Museum and Visitor Center. See http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/preserve/cyclorama_painting.html. et between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets "on the Moody and Sankey Tabernacle Site" (now part of the Boston Center for the Arts). The first Gettysburg cyclorama created by Philippoteaux was exhibited in Chicago beginning on October 22, 1883. A third version was exhibited in Philadelphia beginning in February 1886, and a fourth version in Brooklyn, New York, opened in October 1886.
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Image ID:62558
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Genre:Book or Pamphlet
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PAM 08-1922
Original Dimensions:20 x 20 inches
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Horses
Drawing
Battlefields
Battles
Soldiers
Civil War, 1861-1865
Flags

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