Mitzi Friedlander narrating her 1000th Talking Book at APH

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2017.3.13-18

Description: Five black-and white glossy photos and one semi-gloss in color; each shows an angled side-view of narrator Mitzi Friedlander, who is seated, at right, at a towel-covered table in an American Printing House for the Blind recording studio. She faces a wooden bookstand, at left, that holds an open copy of the book "Beyond the Double Night." A large microphone is visible, at top left, above the book stand. Friedlander, who has short hair (red, with bangs; collar length in back), holds the left edge of the book with her left hand, while her left forearm rests on the tabletop. She is wearing reading glasses, and a large scarf is draped over her shoulders. In the background is a curved acoustical wall, and, at far right, an acoustical foam panel on an adjacent wall. Views vary slightly; on the reverse of each print is a large number handwritten in black grease pencil. .13: Mitzi looking down at the book as she reads aloud from a left-hand page. On reverse, the number 1. .14: A close-up of her reading. On reverse, the number 2. .15: A close-up; mouth closed. On reverse, the number 3. .16: Slightly front angle; mouth closed. On reverse, the number 4. .17: Mitzi looking directly at the camera and smiling (closed mouth), her reading glasses lowered, as she turns a page with her right hand. On reverse, the number 10. .18: Color print of Mitzi reading from a right-hand page. Shows fully an on/off control box and part of a reading light at far left. On reverse is the number 8 and two print-out labels: at top left, a brief photo description that includes, in parentheses, "created for the Talking Books program, Library of Congress, National Library Service"; at bottom right, the return address for APH.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 5" (h) x 7" (w)

Date: 1997

Photographer: Tonegawa, Mike

History/Provenance: Photograph taken for the American Printing House for the Blind for publicity purposes. Transferred to the APH Museum from the APH Government and Community Affairs Department.

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2017.3.