Why do you think the illustrator created an inset, or a picture within a picture? Access this .pdf to see the image in more detail.
Read the summary of the Lunar Narrative from the Museum of Hoaxes. What details from the articles do you see evidence of in this illustration?
Compare and contrast the information about the Great Moon Hoax from the following sources. What did you learn? What similar information is presented? Are there any discrepancies?
- Historic Hoaxes The Spokane Press (Spokane, Wash.), 23 Jan. 1910
- Evening Sky Map for September, 1911 El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), 30 Aug. 1911
- Belief, Legend, and the Great Moon Hoax Folklife Today blog August 26, 2014
- The Great Moon Hoax of 1835 Museum of Hoaxes
What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!