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"Cyclorama comes from the Greek word "cycl" meaning "circle" and "orama" which means "to view". Once a great source of entertainment, these "Imaxes" of the 1800s have since declined in popularity, although several still exist today as tourist attractions."
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What type of view is the cyclorama designed to give the observer?
An underground view of the exhibit
An "eye in the sky" view of the exhibit
A 360 degree view of the exhibit
A three dimensional view of the exhibit
What led to the cyclorama's decline in popularity in the early twentieth century?
The assassination of William McKinley
The rise in popularity of Major League baseball
The start of World War I
The invention of motion pictures
What did cyclorama investors do to compete with other forms of entertainment?
Added three dimensional scenes to their cycloramas
Added all of these
Added sound effects and narration
The longest cyclorama created was about one and a half miles long. What famous American river did it depict?
"Behalt" is a cyclorama located in Berlin (Holmes County), Ohio. It depicts the heritage of what group of people?
Early Ohio winemakers
The steel workers of Cleveland
The Amish and Mennonite people
The builders of the Erie Canal
Many cycloramas depicting events of the US Civil War were created in the late 1800s but only a few survive today. One depicts Pickett's Charge. In what battle did this famous charge take place?
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Pea's Ridge
Battle of Gettysburg
The Cyclorama of Jerusalem depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Where would you need to go to visit this beautiful work of art?
St. Anne de Beaupré, Canada
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has a pre-Civil War cyclorama that depicts a famous palace. What is the name of this famous cyclorama?
Buckingham Palace on Canvas
Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
Alhambra at Sunset
The "Panorama de la Bataille" near Waterloo, Belgium depicts the defeat of what historic world leader?
The Atlanta Cyclorama was commissioned by Civil War Union officer John A. Logan. It depicted the Battle of Atlanta. Why did he commission this painting?
He wanted to mock the Confederacy
He wanted to honor the people of Atlanta
He wanted to boost his political fortunes
He wanted to honor the soldiers who died there
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