George F. Cram and Co., Cram’s Unrivaled Terrestrial Globe
George F. Cram and Co.
Cram’s Unrivaled Terrestrial Globe
Indianapolis, Indiana, c.1930
Diameter 12 in.; Height 17 in.
The globe made up of 12 color printed lithographic globe gores. Old varnish, a few chips and scratches to the gore surface with very slight loss. Cast iron meridian circle with graticule cast in, mounted on a black painted square wooden base, probably later, slightly worn.
George Cram established his geographical publishing business in Chicago around 1870, but after his death in 1928, his son moved the business to Indiana. They were a sound business mostly supplying good quality globes and atlases to the expanding US educational market during the early 20th century.
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