Panoramas: The Gettysburg Cyclorama

The Gettysburg Cyclorama was cutting edge, immersive entertainment when it was new in 1884. In the age of the interactive and fully-wired museum, the old panoramic painting has been refurbished to its original splendor. On Friday, it will reopen to public after a 5-year and $15 million renovation. The four panoramic composites below depict the painting by Paul Philippoteaux as well as the actual battle field.

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Video and panoramic composites: Pierre Kattar; Design and Production: Nelson Hsu; Web Editing: Stephanie Merry - washingtonpost.com Story: Philip Kennicott - The Washington Post

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