Mid-century Illuminated Glass Globe c.1960
This is an original 12" library globe manufactured by Replogle (Chicago, IL) and edited by cartographer, Gustav Brueckmann. It is composed of paper over glass with a brass bracket and brass round base.
- CREATOR Replogle, Chicago, IL.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960s.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Glass, Paper, Brass.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear on globe.
- DIMENSIONS H 13.5 in. Diameter 10.5 in.
Replogle Globes was started by Luther Replogle (1902-1981) when, in 1930, he began selling globes which he crafted by hand in his apartment in Chicago, using maps from England. His vision was to make globes a common feature in people's households, rather than something found only in academic settings. Luther Replogle co-founded Scanglobe in 1963. After Luther Replogle's death in 1981, Replogle Globes purchased Scanglobe's remaining interest in 1988, and moved the company to the United States in 2003 as a Replogle brand.