Cosmic Phasmacoric Images

German

c. 1850

6 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 8"

 

Plain wood box with papered front and top. Label on top in English, German, and French. Includes six transforming views

 

0715




Polyorama Panoptique

Wood and paper

France

c.1850

6" x 5" x 5"

 

The box includes twelve views.

 

0709


Polyorama Panoptique

Wood and paper

France

c.1850

8 1/2" x 7" x 5"

 

The box includes twelve views.

 

1693




Polyorama Panoptique

Wood and paper

France

c. 1855

10 1/4" x 9" x 7"

 

This french toy has the seller's label of McAllister & Brothers (one of several faces of the famous McAllister clan) that opened for business in Philadelphia in 1853. The box includes twelve views.

 

0710


Polyorama Panoptique

Wood and paper

France

c. 1850

10 1/4" x 8" x 14"

 

A fixed focus polyorama with twelve views.

 

0711


Polyorama Panoptique

Wood and paper

France

c. 1850

6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 10 1/4"

 

A fixed focus polyorama with twelve views.

 

0712























































Wood box &paper views

France

c.1860

Box: 15" x 23" x 11", Views: 13 1/4" x 10 1/4"

 

A boxed set of twenty six large sized Polyorama Panoptique views with an accompanying wooden box with two fitted lenses. At some point this set was owned by someone at the State Supreme Court of Maine and a list of the views was made.

 

1. Boulevard des Italiens (Paris)/ Night

2. Plas de La Concord (Paris)/ Grand festival in honor of Louis Napoleon

3. Church of St. James (outside Paris)/Night scene in the church

4. The Tuileries Garden (Paris)/The Garden of Luxenburg illuminated

5. Grand Hall of the Council of Venice/Meeting of the Council

6. Bridge of Sighs (Venice)/The prison within with a prisoner and guard

7. A view of Zurich from the river banks/ Night scene

8. Terrace of Osborne House, Isle of Wight (the summer residence of Queen Victoria)/ Interior of Osborne House

9. Gallery of Louis XIV (Versailles)/ Summer scene at the palace

10. River Wye in winter (South Wales)/Summer evening

11. The approach to the Crystal Palace (London)/Interior

12. Newstead Abbey (the home of Lord Byron)/ Abbotsford (the home of Sir Walter Scott)

13. Entrance to St. James’ Park (London)/Night

14. Hong Kong day/ Festival of lanterns in the evening

15. Indian Wigwam in California/ Night

16. Champs-Élysées (Paris)/ Vauxall gardens (London)

17. Pompeii in the day/Eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii

18. Greenwich Park (outside London)/Park at night

19. Temple Bar (London)/Night

20. View of the ancient city of Rome/Night

21. Edinburgh (Scotland)/The River Tweed

22. Saint Petersburg (Russia)/Night

23. City of London and the river Thames/ Thames Tunnel

24. Passage of St. Petersburg/ Stores lit

25. Chateau de Versailles/ Grand Fountain

26. Countryside/The train to Lyon

 

 

 

 

 

0625



Dutch Viewer

Anon

c. 1850

8 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 7 1/2"

 

A plain box with decorated front and painted top. Comes with twenty views, many transforming. Works like polyorama panoptique.

 

0714



Licht und Schatten

Paper

Germany

c. 1880

6 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"(box)

6" x 6"(views)

 

 

0716


Lorgnette Pittoresque

Tin

France

c. 1850

4 1/4" x 7"

 

 

The conical polyorama panoptique was patented by Pierre Henri Amant Lefort in 1849.

 

0717



Lorgnette Pittoresque

Tin

France

c. 1850

3 1/2" x 6"

 

The conical polyorama panoptique was patented by Pierre Henri Amant Lefort in 1849. This example comes in seller's box complete with labels.

 

0718



Tin and paper covered wood box and lithograph views

France

c. 1850

Viewer:3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 7 1/2"

 

An interesting adaptation of the Lorgnette Pittoresque. Attached to the tin viewer is a box which allows this device to be used for viewing discs and as a camera obscure.

 

4544


Wood viewer

England

c.1860

6" x 4 1/4" x 9"

 

An interesting adaptation of the polyorama panoptique in a fixed wood box with lens. Includes one view.

 

0719