Images of Canadian Vending Stand Operators

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2014.13.2.123-132

Description: Ten (10) black and white prints mounted to linen backed scrapbook pages; each features an image of a vending stand staffed by a person who is blind or visually impaired. .123 "Cigar Stand, Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal" .124 "Cigar Stand, Western Hospital, Toronto" .125 "Cigar Stand, Provincial Parliment Building, Toronto" .126 "Cigar Stand, Reford Building, Toronto" .127 "Cigar Stand, Royal Alexandria Hospital, Edmonton" .128 "Cigar Stand, Police Station, Vancouver" .129 "Cigar Stand, Courthouse, Vancouver" .130 "Cigar Stand, Administration Building, Edmonton" .131 "Cigar Stand, General Hospital, Edmonton" .132 "Cigar Stand, Provincial Parliment, Toronto"

Print Size: 7.75" (h) x 10" (w)

Date: ca. 1938

History/Provenance: Removed from 2014.13.1, Box 18, Folder 2. By 1938, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind operated over 250 cafeterias, canteens, and cigar stands in businesses, factories, hospitals, and public buildings. The photographs were included in a letter to Father John J. Connolly at the Catholic Guild for the Blind in Boston from Douglas Strong, the CNIB Supervisor of Employment in Ontario, dated September 1, 1938. "Cigar Stand" appears to be a generic term used for a small vending stand, as the stands show a wide variety of non-tobacco inventory.

Credit Line: Gift of the Carroll Center for the Blind, 2014.13

Subjects: Vending stands