Kelly press, ca. 1938

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.119

Description: Black and white glossy; an American Printing House for the Blind employee is operating a Kelly Press; he is wearing a white short-sleeved shirt with a dark workman's apron; there is a window with a shade pulled halfway down to his right; there is a Rosco Punching Machine behind him; there is a full bookshelf behind him; the calendar on the wall behind him says the year is 1938. Reverse: "Kelly Press for Braille. It's basically an ink print press;" "1938 calendar."

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 9.75" (h) x 7.75" (w)

Date: ca. 1938

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: The Kelly Press was invented by William Kelly in 1914. It was an ink printing press that the American Printing House converted for braille production.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Braille Presses Printing presses