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Africa's Taung Child [advertising flyer for National Geographic magazine, Vol. 168, No. 5, Nov. 1985]
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Haines, Kenneth A.; American Bank Note Holographics, Inc.
Date made: 1985
Materials: embossed mylar foil (white light transmission); foil
Measurements: 10 in x 7 in
Advertising display which features the over from the November 1985 (Vol. 168, No. 5) issue of National Geographic magazine; embossed in the cover is a rainbow-colored hologram on foil showing the fossil skull of a child, looking to the right, with a long crack across the forehead; caption under hologram reads `Holographic image of Africa's Taung child, one to two million years old'; issue contained an article titled `The Search for Early Man'; on back is a description of the hologram and fossil (`You've just seen the finest hologram ever published by a major magazine. Through the wonder of holography, National Geographic pays fitting tribute to the startling anthroplogical findings that it explores within its pages...The result is an issue that drew unparalleled support from the advertising community, with more advertising pages than any other issue in the last 25 years.')
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