papier-mache, wood, brass
Litchfield Historical Society
15 1/2" high x 17" width
Papier mache world globe made by William Bardin in England. Round globe, constructed in curved sections pieced together along seam lines; Hole at top and bottom with brass rod pushed through. Arched brass ring around globe allowing it to be spun and turned. Wooden stand or bass. Four legs with bulbous feet; diagonal stretchers underneath connecting to ankles of legs. Top of base round and flag with navigational markings. Globe was used by Sarah Pierce at the Litchfield Female Academy. It was later owned by John Catlin of Northfield who used it as his boarding school.
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