Helen Keller and Polly Thomson Boarding an Airplane

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1033

Description: BW print; Helen Keller and Polly Thomson standing beside a boarding stair labeled with the Pan-Am logo; Keller wears a coat, fur stole, a corsage, dark gloves, and an elaborate hat with bows and a spray of netting; Thompson wears coat, stole, dark hat and an alligator hide purse; stamped on back "Credit National Archives 306-PS-50-13220"; with 4x5 copy negative.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 17-Oct-46

History/Provenance: Part of a collection of prints and reprints supplied by the John Milton Society to CBS News for use in their ca. 1980 series "For Our Times." In October 1946, Helen Keller left for her first post war trip, a journey to Europe to study the impact of the war on the blindness agencies of Europe.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Air travel Airplanes