Cabinet card, Portrait of an elderly blind man

Photograph, Cabinet

Accession Number: 2001.133

Description: Man has a white mustache and mutton chops and is wearing a striped shirt, vest, and dark jacket. Sepia-toned photo; 5 x 3 1/2 in. (oval) on light gray rectangular card with square edges; embossed trim around the portrait. "Elias West. Father off [sic] J.R. & J.E. West, 1909" is handwritten in black ink across the top back edge. Beneath this, in pencil, is handwritten "Blind from birth."

Medium: Card stock, paper

Print Size: 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.

Date: 1909

Photographer: unknown

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.133

Subjects: Adult blind. Photographs.