Head-and-shoulders portrait photograph of elderly blind man

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2008.1

Description: Black-and-white studio photograph shows an elderly bearded man who appears to be blind. He is wearing a jacket, dress shirt, and striped bow tie. Photographer's name is handwritten in pencil at bottom right. Photograph is in a solid, dark-stained oval wood frame, with glass, that has a raised leaf trim along the opening. Reverse of frame is sealed with paper backing and has an attached wire for hanging. "American Printing House for the Blind" is handwritten on the reverse in pencil, and a museum label is attached at bottom.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: [before 1915]

Photographer: Phillips

History/Provenance: Framed photograph belongs to the American Printing House for the Blind and was transferred to the collection of the Callahan Museum. Date of transfer is not known. Some research has been conducted by the museum to determine the identification of the man, who may be Samuel Bacon.

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2008.1

Subjects: Adult blind Photographs