A Moving Panorama story roll made by participants of a workshop celebrating the town of Penzance at Penlee House Gallery & Museum.
The workshop is part of the Arts Council Funded project by Alex Goodman titled 'As the Crow Flies'. She is creating a performance weaving together tales told and found across Cornwall and beyond using a custom build Moving Panorama. Find out more hope-anchor.co.uk/as-the-crow-flies
Music - 'A-Rottle-Tum-Toodle-Tum-too'
Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "First heard by Cappy Robinson at sea in 1888. Taught by him to the S.F. Yacht Club, whose song it has since become.
Leighton Robinson with unidentified family and friends, unaccompanied vocals.
Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Belvedere, California on November 12, 1939.
Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Captain Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton McKenzie performing Anglo-American ballads, shanties, and sea songs on November 12, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Belvedere, California.
What is a Moving Panorama?
A Moving Panorama is a tool used in old forms of storytelling, or early animation, it is a hand-cranked invention comprising of a box with a story rolled up inside it which is unwound across a viewing screen.
They became popular in the 19th century in many different forms, from small curio drawing room panoramas, to panoramist showmen and women traveling in horse drawn carts.