A rare gem. These pictures are from the Panorama of a Whaling Voyage, a moving panorama which is housed in the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, MA. It was painted by
Thomas Davidson ca. 1860. The scroll is 13 inches high and 34 feet long. This size is close to many of the crankies that are being created today. Click on the links below to learn more. Used with permission. www.pem.org
Art That Tells a Story
Special thanks to author Russell Potter for telling me about this moving panorama. He has written about moving panoramas in his book Arctic Spectacles:
The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875. It's a treasure from beginning to end.