Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Gettysburg Cyclorama: An Early Virtual Reality Experience-- Part 2: What Gen. Gibbon Had to Say

Union General John Gibbon, who led a division at the Battle of Gettysburg related after seeing it:  "I never before had an idea that the eye could be so deceived  by  paint and canvas.  It was difficult to disabuse my mind of the impression that I was actually on the ground."

The Gettysburg Cyclorama wasn't the first of its kind.  In the late 1800s there was a bit of a craze for cycloramas which represented a step forward from panoramas.

--Old Secesh

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