David Ronecker seated with Judy Dixon & husband

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.41.65-68

Description: Color glossy; 4 photographs of Judith Dixon, Head of Consumer Relations at the National Library Services, and Tuck Tinsley III, President of APH, visit to a long-time braille slate collector in New York, David Ronecker. .65 Ronecker, Judy Dixon, and Doug Dixon sit outside Ronecker's home under a brick patio. Ronecker is holding a cane and Doug leans back in his chair. There is a grassy lawn and multiple cars visible in the background. .66 Ronecker, seated, holding a white, plastic slate; Judy Dixon, standing near him, hand on her hip. Ronecker appears to be using a small, blue plastic instrument on the slate. .67 Ronecker, seated with cane on a black metal chair. Ronecker is wearing a plaid, flannel shirt and has white, thinning hair. He appears very old. .68 View from the back of Ronecker and the Dixons seated in a circle; in the background, a door is open to what appears to be a condominium or group home. Judy wears a denim dress over a white turtleneck.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4"(h) x 6"(w)

Date: 28-Aug-99

Photographer: Not Identified

History/Provenance: Photo was taken during a visit taken by Tuck Tinsley III, Judy Dixon and her husband to David Ronecker's house in Rouses Point, New York. Tinsley III was the APH President and Dixon was the Head of Consumer Relations at the National Library Services. Ronecker was an avid collector of braille slates and styluses. During the visit, Tinsley III and Dixon helped Ronecker to organize and identify his collection. They also aimed to exhibit his collection when he had no further use for it. In 2001, the APH museum purchased the entirety of Ronecker's collection from his nephew, Charles Zinzer. Photo was likely taken by Tinsley.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Collectors Slates Styluses