World’s Largest Unmounted Globe

Big blue marble

World’s Largest Unmounted Globe rests in the fountain pool of Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society headquarters, Washington, D. C. Like earth, it rotates on its tilted axis. Eleven feet from pole to pole, the 1,100-pound orb is an exact enlargement of the Society’s 12-inch globe.”

I got this card along with a couple of other old postcards from Lori, whom I met on Postcrossing.  She found them inside a book in a thrift store!  They did not fit in with her collection, but it turns out that she collects postcards from baseball stadiums, and I just happened to have a couple of Turner Field postcards to send her way.

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4 Responses

  1. Lydia says:

    Never heard of this globe, but now it’s a must-see for me when I visit Washington D.C. (if it still exists). I think it’s beautiful and you’re lucky to have the postcard!

  2. dmarks says:

    It must be the second-largest unmounted globe. The largest one is on a 1:1 scale, and is incredibly detailed.

  3. Janeen says:

    Happy PFF! Whoa, that is so cool. The kids say it’s AWESOME! I like the 60’s feel of the card too ~ the clothing and ladies in heels and hats! Lurve it!

  4. Postcardy says:

    I always enjoy seeing the “world’s largest” of anything!

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