Afternoon tea aboard U.S.S. President Roosevelt, 1932

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.41.21

Description: Black-and-white matte; copy of photograph depicting Polly Thomson, Hellen Keller, Anne Sullivan, and Captain Van Beck aboard the S.S. President Roosevelt in 1932. Title of the photograph comes from the Helen Keller Archives at AFB. The group is seated at a table set with a white tablecloth and silver/pewter tea set. Captain Van Beck is pointing toward Anne Sullivan. In the background, the wooden walls are decorated with small paintings and mirrors.

Date: 1932

History/Provenance: Courtesy of American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Ocean liners Ships Tea parties Passengers