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William Gottfried Wehner (1847-1928) in WALTER TENFELDE/KREIS LINGEN look-up

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William Gottfried Wehner (1847-1928) in WALTER TENFELDE/KREIS LINGEN look-up

Posted: 1419627778000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Wehner, Stuetze
I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. William Wehner (Lingen April 27,1847/February 19,1928 Palo Alto) arrived in New York June 1865,first appeared in LAKESIDE CITY DIRECTORY OF CHICAGO 1873 in glass and crockery business; married 1872 Mary Elizabeth STUETZE of Milwaukee,daughter Ida (Chicago 6-27-1873/2-4-1975 California).From 1885-1888 William Wehner produced in his panorama studio in downtown Milwaukee 2 units of BATTLE OF ATLANTA, 2 units of MISSIONARY RIDGE & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN,and 3 units of JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION. In autumn 1888 he removed to San Jose to help start the white wine industry in California. MUCH INFO TO SHARE. genemeier@frontier.com
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