Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind [Braille]


Accession Number: 2002.65

Summary/Description: First issue of the Matilda Ziegler Magazine, bound in a single volume with black clothbound boards and gold-stamped lettering on the spine. Covers have decorative endpapers. Title page is embossed in both raised letters and American braille, with the remainder of the pages embossed in American (Modified) braille. Issue has 51 pages and includes 2 tactile illustrations. "Medford Public Library" is gold-stamped on the spine, and above this is a library call number handwritten in white ink. "Printed at the Connecticut Institution for the Blind, Hartford, Conn." --t.p.

History/Provenance: Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind was first published in 1907. It was distributed freely and initially produced in New York point and braille. Later, and for several years, it was also offered in Moon type. Circa 1966, it would only be produced in braille. A general-interest magazine, its contents included current events, literature, and poetry, and information specifically related to blindness and visual impairment. The last braille issue was published in November 2009, as the magazine became an online-only publication. It ceased in 2014.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2002.65

Publisher: Matilda Ziegler Publishing Company for the Blind

Publisher Place: New York

Publish Date: Mar-07

Subjects: Periodicals for the blind and visually impaired Recreational reading.

Physical Description: 1 v. of braille ; 13.75 x 12 x 1.25 in. Vol. 1, No. 1