In July 2015, the Smithsonian Libraries will debut an exciting new exhibit in our Exhibition Gallery in the National Museum of American History. “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910” will explore the relationship between emerging scientific theories and fiction writers of the period. Although the “Fantastic Worlds” is many months away, we’ve recently launched a t-shirt campaign through TFund so that you can own an awesome piece of imagery from the exhibit and support programming for it!
The t-shirts feature one of the signature images of the exhibit, from Leopold Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel , 1836, and are available in white and black:
The shirts are only available for a limited time (30 days!) and the campaign must reach it’s goal of 200 shirts to go in to production. Visit TFund to take your pick of black or white! All proceeds from the shirt sales benefit public programming for “Fantastic Worlds”.
To learn more about the fascinating “moon hoax” story behind the Galluzzo images (spoiler: there are bat-men and moon maidens!), explore our blog series on the topic. Intrigued by the “Fantastic Worlds” exhibit? We’ll be featuring more about it on our blog very soon! In the meantime, you can visit our exhibits page here.