Painting globe, ca. 1960

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.183

Description: Black and white glossy; American Printing House for the Blind employee is painting a 30" floor pedestal globe; she is seated to the left of the globe; she has a paintbrush in her right hand and a paint container in her left; she is wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt and light pants; behind her is a case with shelves with letters of the alphabet on them; there are two drawings hanging on the wall behind the globe.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4.5" (h) x 5.5" (w)

Date: ca. 1960

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