The nearly six-ton painting of the battle of Gettysburg is called a cyclorama because it's supposed to be set up in a cylinder, giving the viewer a 360-degree panorama of the famous and bloody battle. The painting was shown at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1933, but was lost afterward. Ken Wilson Junior was a friend of the artist who found the 365-foot-long painting behind a wall in a Chicago warehouse in 1965. Wilson says it would cost up to 18 (m) million dollars to restore the painting and build a place to house it. Sixteen artists worked two years to create it in the 1880s. There used to be four, but two were lost. The other is at Gettysburg.
The Cyclorama needs a home
This is a very special preservation scenario: