The building was originally used for a cyclorama, but was entirely remodeled when put to its new use.
cyclorama, sī-klo-r′ma, n. a circular panorama painted on the inside of a cylindrical surface appearing in natural perspective.
In a cyclorama of this kind it is necessary to have the scene portrayed with the utmost fidelity.
This instrument was no doubt the father of the pedometer and the cyclorama, just as the boy is frequently father to the man.
This Paris cyclorama is along the same line, but ten times more wonderful.
The origin of the cyclorama is traced to the use of scenery by the Italians two or three hundred years ago.
Our first engraving gives a general view of the panorama as used at the “Chicago Fire” cyclorama.
The apparatus is secured in the center of the panorama or cyclorama building by a steel tube and guys of steel wire.
The cyclorama we are about to describe ought to be able to bring panorama once more into fashion.