Check out Mystic Seaportas they host the New Bedford Whaling Museum's 1848 whaling panorama exhibit featuring 30' photographically reproduced sections of this 'Round the World' painting. The original painting, which depicts whaling voyage scenes from around the world, measures 1,275 feet wide and 8 feet high. It was originally divided into 4 sections and was displayed as a moving panorama on a rolling screen in theaters and at fairs. A form of entertainment back then that the public paid to see.
The two artists based the images on their own whaling experiences, from stories of others and from their imaginations. One artist having spent 42 months on a whaling voyage to the Indian Ocean and the North Pacific! Mid 19th century scenes from the Azores, Cape Verde, Brazil, Tahiti and Hawaii, depicting people, vessels, wildlife and events.
At the Seaport, the panorama exhibition includes a 30' digitized section of the original painting, shown with a 34 minute narrated digital film of the whole painting as it would have been seen in 1848. There will be 15 separate exhibitions throughout the year so get those dates on your calendar. The Seaport has made this fun by offering passports you can get stamped when you attend each exhibit. Prizes and more!