This exhibit of panoramic photographs is but
a small sample of the wide variety of panoramic images in NARA`s
still picture holdings located at the National Archives Building
at College Park, Maryland. The exhibit photographs date from approximately
1864 until 1937. The vast majority of the collection, however, dates
from the World War I era.
"President Harding and
the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington,
DC, April 1921"
Note that Albert Einstein is standing to the
left of the President. This group shot was taken by Fred Scut
of Washington, DC, one of the most prolific of panoramic photographers.
The print size is 38" x 10".
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture (16-ES-485)
The photographer and date are unknown, though it was
probably taken after the Union Army captured the city in 1864. This
is a composite panorama pieced together from three separate images
to give a panoramic effect. It is printed on albumen paper. The
entire size of the image is 39" x 10".
Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (77-F-147-2-4)
The photograph shows the raising and salvage operation
of the ship, 13 years after it sank. After the salvage operation
was completed, the ship was resunk offshore. The image was taken
by the American Photograph Company of Havana, Cuba, and measures
34" x 9".
Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (77-RM-674)
View of the destruction brought about by the San
Francisco Earthquake, 1906
This is a composite panorama, meaning that it is pieced
together from four separate images to give a panoramic effect. The
photographer is unknown, though it may have been taken by the Army
Signal Corps. It is printed on silver gelatin paper. The entire
size of the image is 37" x 8".
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Army) (111-AGF-1-A-D)