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A coloured cotton wall hanging, showing six comets, numbered from 1 to 6. At each corner is a brass eyelet from which to hang the piece, while the number 251 is printed in the lower left hand corner.
This is one of nine wall hangings now in the NMM, all on astronomical themes, which were produced by the Working Men's Educational Union. They were printed lithographically on cotton, probably to avoid paper duty. The hangings would have been used in lectures, held at various locations, to illustrate the latest advances in knowledge. The Working Men's Educational Union was a philanthropic society that aimed to provide education to the working classes.
Working Men's Educational Union
- Image reference: F8657
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London