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Pantoscope of California, Nebraska and Salt Lake now exhibited at Apollo Rooms, 410 Broadway, Near Canal-Street, N.Y.
Jones, J. Wesley, (John Wesley), 1826-1905
Advertised widely in New York and other seaboard cities during 1853 and 1854...Americans could see realistic views of the new frontier. The paintings were raffled off by lottery in March 1854. Jones commissioned artists to use the daguerreotype scenes chosen for his project as models for painting large scenes on canvas for his lecture series, "The Pantoscope of California." Cf. Rinhart. The American daguerreotype.
At head of title: Jones' 150,000 gifts! For the people. - Tickets only $1 each. 80,000 sold.
Notice of the sale of Jones' Pantoscope..."A magnificent Painting by the first artist, from 1500 daguerreotypes,...it is confidently estimated that the enterprise will be completed by the Fourth of July next."
1 sheet (p.) : 24 x 15 cm.
New York : [s.n.], [ca. 1854]
Pantoscope of California, Nebraska and Salt Lake now exhibited at Apollo Rooms, 410 Broadway, Near Canal-Street, N.Y, Broadsides, Vault B-046, California Historical Society
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