The Moving Panorama or Spring Garden Rout

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Anticipating the tweet, the speech bubbles advertise the Marshalls' moving panorama as the best of their kind. One man queries: "Do you think it is worth half a crown (a very large sum for an entertainment) to see it my Dear?" and his wife (presumably) responds, "Half a Crown! I assure you it's worth a Sovereign, it beats all the panoramas I ever saw." Because panorama exhibitions like these moved from urban center to urban center, it was crucial to generate buzz. Here, panorama viewing becomes a nascent form of cultural capital.