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    [Custer Cyclorama] 1889 Cyclorama of Gen. Custer's Last Fight Against Sioux Indians, or the Battle of the Little Big Horn, with Grand Musée of Indian Curios. Boston Cyclorama Co., Proprietors. A.J. Donnelle, Manager. (Boston: Boston Cyclorama Co., 1889). This program was for the 1889 monumental circular painting of Custer's Last Stand, which measured 400' by 50' and was executed by a large team of artists led by E. Pierpont. The exhibit included over 600 individual painted figures and a dramatic landscape background. The booklet has 30 pages and an additional two pages of advertisements. Illustrated with wood engravings and including a folding plate, the program is 7" x 10.5", with the original illustrated tan wrappers. This the third state of the program, with additional advertisements, and only listing 81 of the 96 articles on display in the Grand Musée of Indian Curios. There is a printed addenda-slip listing the missing articles, tipped in on page 5, as issued.

    Condition: Some soiling to the wrappers and an ink stain on the cover, else near fine.


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    January, 2009
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