Mac Lee, APH Production Engineer, leading a tour of the APH factory

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2018.20.1-5

Description: Five black-and-white glossy photos show Mac Lee, APH Production Engineer, showing visitors through factory production areas at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) during a tour conducted in 1956. 1. Mac Lee, far right, with visitors at an offset printing press; tour station #22. Stamped in black ink on reverse: "883." 2. Lee, far left, leads visitors past a Bobst rotary press used for embossing braille magazine pages. The woman, in foreground at front right, wearing an apron, is an APH employee stationed at the press; tour station #24. Stamped in black ink on reverse: "883." 3. Visitors look at rolled-out vinyl (record bicuits for talking books) cooling on a conveyor belt; Lee is at far right. Stamped in black ink on reverse: "883." 4. Lee, at center with left arm extended, describes the production process for talking book records. Stamped in black ink on reverse: "883." 5. Six nuns, dressed in habits, stand around a rotary braille press that is being worked on by a man who is crouched, in the foreground, at the side of the press, tools on the concrete floor. Plant Manager Virgil Zickel watches in the background, at far left. Mac Lee listens to an APH employee in the background at center; tour station #10. Stamped on reverse in black ink: "922."

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4" (h) x 5" (w)

Date: 1956

Photographer: Not identified

History/Provenance: Photographs were donated to the APH Museum in 2018 by the son of Mac Lee. Negatives of .1, .2, .3, and .4 were already held in the Museum's collection and had been a transfer from within APH.

Credit Line: Gift of Rich Lee, in memory of Richard M. ("Mac") Lee

Subjects: Factories Printing presses Tours