Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(CIVIL WAR.) The Myriopticon, a Historical Panorama of the Rebellion. Printed hand-colored box, 5 1/4 inches tall, 8 1/4 inches wide, 2 1/4 inches deep, with long hand-colored paper scroll on two spindles within, a metal key for turning, and rear cover; lacking top cover and other metal key, moderate wear to case, several repairs to scroll, most of them early paper repairs to closed tears, with two areas of loss about 1 square inch each. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley & Co., [1866]

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Milton Bradley was only 30 years old but already a successful toy producer when he offered this panorama just before Christmas in 1866. Scenes include the defense of Fort Sumter, the death of Ellsworth, an adaptation of Winslow Homer's famous sharpshooter, contrabands coming into camp, and much more. See Burns and Greene, "The Toys of War," in the New York Times, 27 February 2014.