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Getting the Big Picture

Devices from the Permanent Collection


California Museum of Photography

January 1, 2007 - January 1, 2008




The panorama photograph, immensely popular in the first half of the twentieth century, was usually taken in one of two ways: by keeping the camera stationary and moving the lens, or by immobilizing the lens and rotating the camera. The resulting picture usually displayed a wider field of view than was possible with conventional cameras. These devices illustrated in the gallery are assorted examples from the UCR/CMP collection.



UCR/California Museum of Photography, Gluck Fellows Program