Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896.
Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896.
Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896.
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Panorama der Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung (Panorama of the Berlin Industrial Exhibition), 1896.

(Berlin: Oscar Michaelis, 1896). Printed by S. Schottlaender, Breslau. A colorful telescopic view of the Industrial Exhibition’s main hall, comprised of six bright, chromolithographed panels attached on the sides by accordion-folded paper. The front panel shows the outside of the hall, and the viewer looks through a small hole to behold the exhibits within. A banner in the foreground reads “Nahrungs und Genussmittel,” or “Food and Beverage,” and the stately domed building contains a veritable feast: tables are stacked high with rounds of cheese, meats, and casks of wine. Further back in the scene, shoppers peruse the latest fashions produced by the textile industry. At the end of the hall is a technological display, including engines, bicycles, and even a printing press. The back panel has a cut-out window covered with orange tissue, letting light come through with a stained-glass effect. On the back, printed in black & white, are labeled illustrations of some of the other buildings housing exhibits. In original colorful pictorial sleeve, which has a map of the exhibition grounds on one side, with labels for all of the displays. Sleeve shows some wear and is slightly cracked and chipped on one side, else a very fine optical souvenir. Item #23506

Price: $2,500.00