Carte de visite, Man wearing tinted eyeglasses and reading a book by touch


Accession Number: 2002.143.1

Description: Sepia-toned photo is mounted on off-white card stock. Photo shows a blind man wearing tinted eyeglasses with a dark piece that rests against his right temple (left temple not visible). He is seated on an ornate, high-back cushioned chair, reading a book by touch that is placed on a small ornate table in front of him. He has short hair and a full beard that appears to be streaked with gray. He does not have a mustache. He is wearing a dark suit with long jacket. On the center back of the carte is printed "T.T. Wine Photographer, High Street, Hounslow.," within a decorative design with banners, and "Copies Can Be Had At Any Time.," within a banner. Handwritten on the back, in pencil, below the top edge, is "reading braille." Cartes de visite were popular during the Civil War era.

Medium: Card stock, paper

Print Size: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.

Date: ca. 1870

Photographer: Wine, T.T.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2002.143

Subjects: Adult blind Photographs