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Reference materials accumulated by Burns on the history of panoramas. Included are: twenty note cards; a reprint of "Marquard Wocher and His Panorama of Thun," by H. Albert Steiger-Bay; a three-page article by Helen Lockwood Coffin, "Dioramas-Panoramas-Cycloramas"; a translation of an "Essay on the History of Panoramas and Dioramas," by Germain Bapts (27 pp.); an article "?Moving Pictures« in the Peale Museum"; and an article by Burns, "The Cyclorama of Jerusalem at Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada."
Ned J. Burns papers, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Burns was the Chief of the Branch of Museums of the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Donated 1971 by Ned J. Burns.
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