Lamp Globe

Description (physical):

Glass. H 30.5, Dia (top) 10.2, (base) 11.7 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0055
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Lamp Globe

This lamp globe still retains a sooty covering on the inside from the last time that it was used aboard Cairo.

Description (physical):

Glass. H 13.3, Dia 25.4 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0056
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Terrestrial Globe

Date:
c.1800s
Creator:
Cary Brothers, London, England

This globe was found in the attic of Arlington House in 1928 during roof repair. Tradition has it that the globe has never left the property since the Lees lived there. This globe was probably used to teach world geography to Mrs. Lee as a girl and later to her own children. Since the Custises and Lees taught the enslaved people of Arlington, it is likely that they also used this globe.

Description (physical):

Papier-mâché, paper, gesso, gauze, brass, wood. H 42.5, D 42.5 cm (globe D 30 cm)

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0016
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial