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Ned J. Burns papers, [undated]

Burns, Ned J.

Museum director


Collection Information

Size: 25 Items

Summary: Reference materials accumulated by Burns on the history of panoramas. Included are: twenty note cards; a reprint of "Marquard Wocher and His Panorama of Thun," by H. Albert Steiger-Bay; a three-page article by Helen Lockwood Coffin, "Dioramas-Panoramas-Cycloramas"; a translation of an "Essay on the History of Panoramas and Dioramas," by Germain Bapts (27 pp.); an article "ʻMoving Pictures' in the Peale Museum"; and an article by Burns, "The Cyclorama of Jerusalem at Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada."

Biographical/Historical Note

Burns was the Chief of the Branch of Museums of the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.


Donated 1971 by Ned J. Burns.

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Ned J. Burns papers, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.