During some research, I came across a collection of caricature anthologies that feature "great men" from various geographic areas. Many of the caricatures from these collections included globes.
Here we have George A. Martin on page 515 of Chicagoans As We See 'Em, circa 1904:
You can still spot that same logo, with paint covering the planet, on Sherwin-Williams trucks today:
Gary, Indiana, self-proclaimed "City of the Century," also uses this trope (according to this image -- which I imagine may be molten steel covering the planet -- I found on the Internet while looking for something else, as is often the case):
- Amanda Murphyao