1898: The Moon

Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt - Model Moon (1898)

This model of the moonmade of 116 sections of plaster on a framework of wood and metalwas prepared by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt for the Field Columbian Museum in Chicago;  the museum was located on the grounds of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and housed the artifacts from the anthropology, botany, geology and zoology collections from the fair.

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