Geometric Model by Dick Holl, a Student of A.Harry Wheeler, Dodecadodecahedron

Description
In this model, the twelve faces of a dodecahedron are replaced by twelve stars. Below and parallel to each of the stars is a regular pentagon. Only five rhombuses from the corners of a pentagon show beneath each star. The pentagons intersect one another.
This model is cut and folded from tan paper. One star face and one three-sided dimple are shaded with pencil. A paper sticker gives Wheeler’s number for the model, 340. Another mark reads: Holl (/) Mar 23, 1934. A third mark reads: Dick (/) Holl (/) 34.
Richard B. Holl of Worcester, Massachusetts, is listed in U.S. Census records for 1920 and 1930, with a birth date of about 1917. Richard Bernhardt Holl (1916–1985) is listed in Masonic records as born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and dying in Waltham, Massachusetts. Richard Bernhardt Holl also is listed in the 1934 yearbook of North High School in Worcester. Later city directories indicate that he became an engineer.
References:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p.112.
A. H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Ancestry Library Edition, accessed January 23, 2015.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
1934
associated dates
1934-03-23
teacher of maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Holl, Dick
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
gray (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 10.6 cm x 13 cm x 12.5 cm; 4 3/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 29/32 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
ID Number
MA*304723.186
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.186
subject
Science & Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America Objects
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Mathematical Association of America Objects
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
general reference
Wenninger, Magnus J.. Polyhedron Models
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