D.C. Recker with His Daughter Nancy

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1115

Description: BW print; man wearing dark suit, white shirt, bowtie and glasses, Rev. D.C. Recker, sits at small desk, his hands on an open braille booklet, apparently reading aloud to a little girl, Nancy Recker, standing next to him with her chin resting on her elbow; she smiles prettily and wears a light dress with ruffled shoulders and a thin black belt; outlines of figures picked out with white correcting fluid.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: ca. 1965

History/Provenance: Image used on a 1960s era American Bible Society Braille Alphabet Card (see 2009.24.16.1115). Dale C. Recker was a Lutheran minister who lost his sight from retinitis in 1948. He went to work for the American Bible Society in 1963, and in 1970, succeeded Winthrop Battles as the President of the John Milton Society.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Braille