Helen Keller in Dark Hat

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1032

Description: BW print; studio portrait of head and shoulders of Helen Keller, seen in profile of her right side, wearing a dark dress with a V neckline, a braided gold choker with a prominent floral rosette, and a dark triangular hat with dotted netting; stamped on back "Credit National Archives 208-PU-107WW-5"; with 4x5 copy negative.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 1955

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." This portrait comes from a 1955 studio session that included a photograph of Keller with Lester Markel, NY Times Editor. A different angle is seen in 2009.24.16.1026.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24