Groundbreaking dignitaries, Taegu School for the Blind and Deaf, Korea

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.153

Description: Black-and-white semi-matte. A group of 18 men stand in a line while smiling. They are in a field and are facing a light source. Some of the men are U.S. soldiers in uniform, and the rest are Korean civilians and are dressed in business suits. Reverse: Typewritten on an attached thin piece of paper: "U.S. Army Photo -- 19 March 1953. Present at the ground-breaking coremoney for the new Taegu Blind, Deaf and Dumb School were the following Taegu dignitaries, shown from l. to r. Major General Thomas W. Herren, Commanding General, KComZ, who broke the earth by turning the first shovelful of dirty; Governor Shin Hyon Don; Mayor Kim Jong Hwan; Mr. Kim Jung O, Chairman of the Taegu City Council; Mr. Lee Yung Shik, Superintendent of the present and future school for the handicapped; Col. Samuel S. Grhamd, (Huntsville, Texas) Team Commander of the Kyongsang Pukto UNCACK Team; and Messrs. Lee and Kim, Members of the Taegu City Council. Persons in the back row remain unidentified. (WO No. 422). Photographer -- Pvt. John Houston [,] 226 Sig Sv Co. Staff distribution only. Not for publication unless released by FEC-PIO. Submitted by Kellogg A. Wells, CI&E-PIO Officer, UNCACK -- Taegu."

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4" (h) x 5" (w)

Date: 1953

Photographer: Houston, John

History/Provenance: Received with John Milton Society for the Blind (JMS) records from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Armies Events Ground breaking ceremonies Group portraits Korea (South) School superintendents Schools for the blind and visually impaired Schools for the deaf