MISC Moving Panoramas!

This section is for new moving panoramas and related hand-cranked, scrolling "things" that have come to my attention. Cool While I am reorganizing the website, I am storing them here so they do not get lost. in the meantime, you can enjoy them. Cheers!

Scenes from the Life of Christ -  A 525 foot, 19th century moving panorama. It is believed to be painted by Marcus Mote, a self-taught artist and is housed at the Krannart Art Museum at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana.

Molly Briggs is writing her dissertation on panoramic media and was recently involved in a partial "unrolling" of the canvas along with media archeologists Erkki Hutamo and Machiko Kusahara. Read more about it here.

Edison Bell Picturegram
An Edison Bell Picturegram (1924) from the collection of Mario Franzzetto. Thank you Mario for filming and sharing. Check out his website! phonographsandgramophones.com
This movie clip features a revolving drop behind the carriage window.
From the movie Easter Parade. The moving scenery is not painted on fabric but on boards that are moving behind Fred and Judy. So, not really a moving panorama but reminiscent of the moving panoramas used behind actors in the early 19th Century shows in London.
This 1893 patent of a hand-cranked, scrolling, advertising wagon came to me from Prof. Russell Potter, moving panorama historian, historian of 19th century Arctic explorations and Professor of English at Rhode Island College. Thank you!