President’s globe

The President’s globe was made by Arthur Robinson and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Map Division in 1942. There are several versions of the globe available for public viewing, as I’ve noted before. One is at the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) in Milwaukee, and one is at the Library of Congress.

This is the picture most often reproduced of the globe with Roosevelt looking at it rather intently:

The Roosevelt Library and Museum also has a version, presumably the same one as above and have provided a rather nice picture of it in color:

Here’s their short write up about it.


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