East Wall, Right Globe Case
Today we think of old globes as decorative antiques, but in their day they were practical scientific tools used for teaching and study. A possible exception to this were the very small three inch globes which were created more for novelty and decoration. Globes appeared in schools, businesses, and homes. The early globes were covered with paper engraved gores, generally twelve to a globe, hand colored. Later globes were printed on plastic, cloth, or metal.