JMS Publicity Photos

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1110-1113

Description: .1110: BW print; two Asian girls, wearing western style dresses, one with a bonnet; one girl reads an open braille book with her hands; the other girl looks on, her hands on a a stack of publications; photo has been heavily edited to contrast the girl's outlines and hands; 6.375 x 6.375"; .1111: BW print; smiling woman standing in corner of walled garden; she wears a dark shin length dress and dark glasses and has her hands clasped in front of her; vines trail on the wall behind her; 4 x 2.875"; .1112: BW print; Lucy Ching, a Chinese woman wearing an Asian style dress, closely tailored with long sleeves, a high collar, and embroidered flowers, stands looking right, her hands clasped together atop a table, her face in bright sunlight shining from a window; captioned "Lucy Cheng from Hong Kong, stydying to be teacher of blind children"; stamped "Board of Christian Education, Anderson Indiana, Planning Creatively"; 5 x 7"; .1113: BW print; man wearing dark suit, white shirt, bowtie and glasses, Rev. D.C. Recker, sits at small desk, his hands on an open braille booklet, apparently reading aloud to a little girl, Nancy Recker, standing next to him with her chin resting on her elbow; she smiles prettily and wears a light dress with ruffled shoulders and a thin black belt; 5 x 7".

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: ca. 1955

History/Provenance: Dale C. Recker was a Lutheran minister who lost his sight from retinitis in 1948. He went to work for the American Bible Society in 1963, and in 1970, succeeded Winthrop Battles as the President of the John Milton Society. Lucy Ching was a teacher in training from China at the Perkins School, funded by the John Milton Society. Her eyes were damaged when the wrong drops were put in her eyes after birth.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Blind children Braille Garden walls