Examining globe, ca. 1960s

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.182

Description: Black and white glossy; American Printing House for the Blind employee John Brunck is standing with Vice President and General Manager Finis E. Davis at a 30" floor pedestal globe; they are comparing areas on the globe with the same areas on a relief map; the map stands on an easel behind them, they are holding pieces of the map up to the globe for comparison; Brunck is wearing glasses, a white shirt, khakis, and an apron; the other man is wearing a suit; the room is dark, but two ceiling lamps are visible.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 10" (h) x 8" (w)

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: The Floor Pedestal Globe was first produced at APH in 1954. The original model cost $225. The globe was still available in the 1980 catalog, although few were apparently being sold: production between 1975 and 1979 averaged 17 per year. It appears in the 1981 Catalog of Educational Aids; "dropped" has been stamped on the catalog entry. By 1984, the floor model had been removed from the catalog.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Globes for the blind and visually impaired