File name: 09_03_000029
Title: Fitz Globe Manufactured by Ginn & Heath
Creator/Contributor: Ellen Fitz (b. 1836)
Date created: 1879
Physical description: globe
Summary: Designed for use in classrooms, this 12-inch globe was published by Ginn and Heath, a Boston textbook firm. The globe’s mounting is distinguished by two vertical rings which demonstrate changing daylight, twilight and nighttime hours any place on the Earth. This special feature was patented by Ellen Fitz, a governess from New Brunswick. She was the first woman involved in the design and manufacture of globes.
As one of its specialized interests, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center collects 19th- and early 20th-century geographic educational materials including globes, text books, and puzzles in support of its educational outreach to school children.
Location: Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Rights: No known restrictions.