Posted By:Gene Meier
Subject:Re: Jabez Gross family
Post Date:July 15, 2013 at 16:16:42
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Forum:Gross Family Genealogy Forum
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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.
Howard H Gross b.Marathon NY Sept 27,1853;son Dr John C and Caroline Hyde (Care)Gross;ed Galva,Illinois HS;followed by 2 years as law student as preparation for business.From 1885 to 1893,employing a corps of artists,painted and put up 28 Cyclorams from London,England to Melbourne.(THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 1905 by A.N.Marquis) I am in contact with this family,descended from Jabez Gross.I have much info to share.