Polyorama Panoptique Lorchette Enchantée

Unknown maker, Frenchabout 1855

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Stereographs were often sold as part of thematic sets--ranging in size from less than a dozen to more than one hundred cards. This one probably was once part of a series representing optical devices playfully covered with lettering to entice and amuse both children and adults.

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  • Title: Polyorama Panoptique Lorchette Enchantée
  • Creator: Unknown maker, French
  • Date: about 1855
  • Physical Dimensions: 8.3 x 16.5 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Lithograph, colored
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Stereograph
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XC.873.1670
  • Markings: (Recto) wet stamp at right edge, in black ink: "J.C. DENNIS / [broken line] / OPTICAN / [line] 122 [line] / BISHOPSGATE ST / [broken line] / LONDON (all sideways)
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs