Merrill Lynch Salutes the Year of the Moon

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ere is something I have never seen before.

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Merrill Lynch Salutes the Year of the Moon.

In 1969 the investment firm Merrill Lynch commissioned this map of the moon. (Why? I haven’t a clue.)

Look closely and you will find

  1. Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon riding a American Bald Eagle over the moon.
  2. Diana/Artemis – The goddess of the moon.
  3. Apollo XI and XII mission patches.
  4. A Saturn V rocket launching from the earth.
  5. A Russian Onion Domed rocket.
  6. Monsters swimming in the lunar seas.
  7. A 19th century flying machine, the Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and a Curtis JN-4 Jenny
  8. A Merrill Lynch ticker tape machine.
  9. Two Lovers under a full moon
  10. And the Cow Jumping over the Moon. (I couldn’t find the dish and the spoon.)

Anyway, I thought it was neat.

This map can be purchased here at David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

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