In April of 1997 I made my first QuickTime VR Panorama. Inspired by the beautiful work I found on my OpenDoc Developer Preview 4 CD (using a my Mac IIsi!), I started capturing panoramas of familiar spaces and places I visited through 2005. This was also one of the first times I did commerical work, producing some QTVR content professionally.
My first panoramas were single row, and captured on film. At the time, Kodak PhotoCD (via Gamma Photo) was the cutting edge technology. There were also some competing (albiet lower quality) services that would put images on to 3.5" floppy disks, which I used a couple of times. Eventually my first digital camera and the Kaidan Kiwi+ panoramic tripod head made things easier. Later, to capture multi-row panoramas, I ended up building my own bracket to add a second degree of freedom DoF to the single row tripod head. I made my first panorama by hand-blending the images in Photoshop, but eventually used QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, and RealViz Stitcher to produce content.
QuickTime VR was effectively deprecated in Snow Leopard. Recently I ran across Pannellum, which I've used to update all of this old content and make these old panoramas available here. Please excuse the poor quality of some of these; they're decades old and include all of the original imperfections.