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. Edward James Austen, born in London 1850, died in 1930, was a panorama artist who worked for Howard H. Gross in Englewood, a suburb of Chicago. I have info to share.
other versions of this surname
- https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/aa/austen01.php (membership required to view without interruption)
- https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/aa/austen02.php (membership required to view without interruption)
- https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/aa/austen03.php (membership required to view without interruption)