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Virginia Madeline Fiegel Anson
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I am writing the first spreadsheet from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. From 1885-88 Howard H.Gross(1853-1920) of Englewood, Illinois, produced units of BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG and JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION for cities from coast to coast and beyond: Australia, new Zealand, Canada, England,Europe, South America. In Autumn 1888 Mr. Gross, Cap Anson and Mr. Spalding organized the first world tour of a professional baseball team. I want to know whether Cap Anson/ Mr. Spalding ever visited the Reed & Gross panorama studio which "I think" was on the NE corner of Harvard Avenue and 65th Street in Englewood. Info to share. Gene Meier, 1160 Bailey Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178 815 895 4099
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