The Panoramic Photographs 7 DVDs contains 4186 images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life, beauty contests, disasters, engineering works such as bridges, canals and dams, fairs and expositions, military and naval activities, especially during World War I, the oil industry, schools and college campuses, sports and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More than twenty foreign countries and a few U.S.territories are also represented. These panoramas average between twenty-eight inches and six feet in length, with an average width of ten inches.
This large collection of panoramas was formed mainly during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when many photographers submitted copies of their works to the Library for copyright protection. Around 1900, panoramic photography was practiced primarily by commercial photographers. Postcards and magazines reproduced panoramas as advertisements for real estate and the promotion of the tourist industry. Panoramic photographs were also popular as portrait souvenirs for people attending conventions, conferences, and company events. Shortly after a group was photographed or "panographed" (a term used by some panoramic photographers) the panorama would be displayed and orders would be taken for copies. Large group portraits almost certainly guaranteed many sales.
A few commercial photography studios still specialize in panoramic photography. Additionally, many photographers currently use the panoramic format as a means of artistic expression.
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All 7 DVDs contains 4186 Panoramic Photographs.
Free for Home Users
Each Photograph come in two formats JPG and TIFF
that's make a total 8372 photographs.
For faster viewing use the low resolution pictures from the JPG Folder and use the Hi resolution pictures from TIF Folder for printing
These DVDs will autorun on a PC
Mac users open the folders and click on the file of your choice
You will receive these DVD in a BOX SET, and ART WORK
Make sure you check the samples shown in this sale
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