Arranging large type negatives for an offset plate at American Printing House for the Blind

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.51.3-4

Description: Black-and-white glossy; aerial photograph of seven female employees at the American Printing House for the Blind working with negative prints and making an offset plate for printing large type books. Three large tables are visible in the room; the table to the left is a lighter color and does not have chairs; the two tables to the right are a darker color and have multiple chairs. Two women are standing at the table to the left; one wears a jumper and is rubbing cloth over a large piece of paper; one wears a collared shirt and is holding a negative spread up to the light of a large lamp; the entire table is covered in newspaper, cans of black liquid, pieces of cloth, and tape. The tables to the right are light tables, illuminated from below. The seated women are holding negatives against large graph paper or near copies of printed books; the tables have pieces of negative and printer paper, tape dispensers, scissors, rulers, and other tools. In the background, a large sink is visible and the walls are square cinderblocks.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 8" (h) x 10" (w)

Photographer: Not Identified

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Large type books Negative prints Printing plates