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Myriopticon Historical Panorama of Rebellion

Auction:
2345
Lot:
260
Sold for:
$529$450

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Myriopticon Historical Panorama of Rebellion, by Milton Bradley & Co., Springfield, Mass., with crank-advanced hand-colored panorama illustrating scenes from the American Civil War, commencing with Major Anderson's attack of Fort Sumter in 1860, in lithographed proscenium, in the original box with label on lid, wd. 8 1/4 in., and accompanying lecture (torn).

Note: The final images on the reel show early 19th boys' games, including cricket, possibly reprinted from an earlier toy by the firm.
Literature: Eyes, Lies and Illusions, exhibition catalogue, for the earlier Myriorama form.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Milton Bradley & Co., Milton Bradley, Massachusetts, Springfield, Major, Fort Sumter, Anderson, Victorian era