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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we examine a 150-year-old immersive painting at the Atlanta History Museum that features a scheming promoter, the cast of Gone With the Wind, Atlanta’s first Black mayor, and the voice of Darth Vader himself. It shows how our interpretations of art reflect the time in which we live. This episode is produced in partnership with Discover Atlanta.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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