Purely Panoramic & Panoptic

The panoptic, cross-section view is a facet of panoramic culture and a subgenre unto itself in nineteenth-century visual culture. Here is a selection of personal favorites:

Traviès. 'La fête a été magnifique et l'allégresse universelle' - La Caricature, 1832. Source: Galllica.

Traviès. ‘La fête a été magnifique et l’allégresse universelle’ – La Caricature, 1832.
Source: Galllica

L'Illustration - 1843 Source: Internet Archive

L’Illustration, 1844
Source: Internet Archive

L'Illustration. 02 March 1844.

L’Illustration, 1844.

Bertall. Le Diable à Paris, 1845.

Bertall. Le Diable à Paris, 1845.

Karl Girardet, Magasin pittoresque, 1847.

Karl Girardet, Magasin pittoresque, 1847.

Charles-Paul Furne & Henri Tournier. Une maison à Paris, ca 1860 (montage)                                     Source: Denis Pellerin, Paris in 3D, 2000, pp. 70-1.

Charles-Paul Furne & Henri Tournier. Une maison à Paris, ca 1860 (montage from a set of 12 stereoscopic views reproduced pp 70-1 in Denis Pellerin, ‘The Origins and Development of Stereoscopy.’ Paris in 3D: From Stereoscopy to Virtual Reality 1850-2000. London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2000: 43-80.)

Wilhelm Busch. Max und Moritz, 1865. The Gutenberg Project

Wilhelm Busch. Max und Moritz, 1865.
Source: The Gutenberg Project

This is the back of a mid-1870s American stereoview. The front image is there.

Frank Robbins. Drilling for Oil, ca 1875.

Frank Robbins. ‘Drilling for Oil’. Stereoscopic Views of the Pennsylvania Oil Region, ca 1875.

The new Paris Opera (Le Journal Illustré, 1875). Source: http://www.artlyriquefr.fr/dicos/Palais%20Garnier.html

The new Paris Opera (Le Journal Illustré, 1875). Source: Association l’Art lyrique français

Albert Robida, La Caricature, 1882. Jean-Claude Viche / Association des amis d'Albert Robida

Albert Robida. Satire of Emile Zola in La Caricature, 1882.
Source: Jean-Claude Viche / Association des amis d’Albert Robida

Albert Robida, La Caricature, 1883. Jean-Claude Viche / Association des amis d'Albert Robida

Albert Robida. Satire of Emile Zola in La Caricature, 1883.
Source: Jean-Claude Viche / Association des amis d’Albert Robida

 

Tissandier et Gilbert. Le Magasin pittoresque, 1883. Source: Google books

Tissandier et Gilbert. Magasin pittoresque, 1883.
Source: Google books

Tissandier et Gilbert. Le Magasin pittoresque, 1883. Source: Google books

Tissandier et Gilbert. Magasin pittoresque, 1883.
Source: Google books

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