A small part of Erkki's Hutamo's collection. This photo shows toy moving panoramas, shadow puppet shows and magic lanterns made for children.
Erkki Huhtamo is a professor at UCLA's prestigious Deptment of Film, Television and Digital Media. He is a Media Archaeologist, Historian, exhibit curator and author of Illusions in Motion.
Erkki is also an avid collector. His collection (numbering in the thousands) of antique magic lanterns, peep show boxes, miniature moving panoramas
and related artifacts is one of the largest of its kind. Extreme gratitude to Erkki for sharing his information with me (from the start) and supporting the crankie revival! More about his collection at his website. ErkkiHuhtamo.com
In the 19th Century, moving panoramas came in all sizes. The examples below are commercially made miniature or toy moving panoramas. The scrolls range
in size from a couple inches to around 8 inches in height.