A panoramic photograph of a group of people.

Panoramic Photographs of South Carolina

South Caroliniana Library, South Caroliniana Library

Panoramas are not unique to photography, as artists have employed the technique to capture wide-angle views since 20 A.D. Early panoramic photographs are rare and consisted of daguerreotype plates being pieced together to form the picture. Even with the later albumen process, prints were stitched together. With the invention of film negatives in 1888, followed shortly after with the availability of panorama cameras, panoramas became easier to produce. These panoramas from the South Caroliniana Library show professional groups, social groups, educational groups, military groups, events, and a few landscapes from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.

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