Société des Panoramas de Jérusalem (Lourdes)


Beneficiary share - Paris 1898

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Beneficiary share to bearer issued in Paris in 1898. Rare document with only 1,000 shares issued. The head office of the company was located in Paris, 65 rue d'Amsterdam, whereas the Panorama of Jerusalem was located in Lourdes (South of France in the district of the Hautes-Pyrénées).

Attractions developed from the end of the 19th century in Lourdes, when pilgrimages were established.

The Panorama of Jerusalem offered a painting by the artist Olivier Pichat, works first exhibited in Paris, then transferred to Lourdes in 1896, and which was presented as the "New Chromosplastic Panorama". The painting evoked ancient Jerusalem with Jesus Christ on the Cross.

There were other religious attractions.

The Panorama of Lourdes was a vast circular canvas of 126 x 16 meters painted in Paris by Pierre Carier-Belleuse, with the assistance of Henri Gervex and Eugène Carrière, which represented an episode of the miracle of the candle. It will be the most visited attraction in the city.

The Diorama located rue de la Grotte, exhibited two paintings by the Belgian painter Frans Vinck representing the cave during the first appearance and the death of Bernadette Soubirous, with electric lighting and wax figures.

In 1909, a Pathé cinema theater replaced the Diorama. A cinema offers works on the appearances of Bernadette such as "The Apotheosis of Bernadette". A Gaumont cinema theater is also set up, under the name of Cinéma Chantant Gaumont.

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