The Globe of the Earth

The Globe of the Earth Miami Florida


Stock #: 426515
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Miami
State: Florida (FL)
County: Miami-Dade
Postmark: 1938
PM City: Miami
PM State: FL
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Is steel; weight 3 1/4 tons; diameter 10 feet; circumference 31 feet, 5 inches. Shows airlines of the world, in addition to chief geographical features, including ocean depths. The globe is oriented so that its axis parallels the axis of the earth underfoot, its North Pole pointing to the North Star. On this scale (1 inch to 64 miles) the greatest ocean depth, 34,218 feet just east of the Philippines - would be only 1/10 of an inch below the surface of this ball, showing that, compared with the bulk of the earth, the great oceans are relatively only a thin covering of water. The deepest man has gone beneath the surface of the earth (William Beebe, who descended 2,200 feet into the ocean at Bermuda) would on this scale be scarcely through the paint - 1/150 of an inch down. The highest man has ascended off the earth (Captain Albert W. Stevens, 14 miles) would be but 1/4 of an inch off the surface of this globe. The world's highest mountain (Mt. Everest in the Himalayas, 29,141 feet) would project less than 1/10 of an inch from this globe's surface. All the people in the world, packed into a box, could on this scale be contained in a case less than 1/100 of an inch each way in size
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