Dioramas originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device in France. The word literally means "through that which is seen". The diorama was invented by Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton and first exhibited in London September 29, 1823.
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Pair of early 20thC flying fish dioramas.
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19th Century Diorama of Three Mast Ship in a gilt frame.