Father Thomas Carroll

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2007.33.1.247

Description: Black-and-white print of Father Thomas Carroll, in black suit, with white clerical collar, sitting at portable table, gesturing with wide-spread hand to paper in front of him, and looking off to left; a stage with curtain in background. During World War II Thomas Carroll worked extensively with blinded veterans, serving from 1944-1947 as auxiliary chaplain of Avon Old Farms Convalescent Hospital, the U.S. Army's Experimental Rehabilitation Center in Connecticut. He held a similar post at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania from 1944-1949. Carroll became Director of the Catholic Guild for All the Blind in 1947. In 1952 he brought the idea of safe cane travel skills to the Center in the form of the first mobility program. The following year he conducted the first National Mobility Institute to link the war blind and civilian programs.

Print Size: 7 x 9.25"

Date: ca. 1965

Credit Line: Gift of Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Subjects: Orientation & mobility Rehabilitation