Mr. Jewell using a Stereograph, Illinois Institution

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.46.11

Description: Black-and-white photo illustration on a detached page from an unidentified publication; Mr. Jewell, a printer at the Illinois Institution for the Blind, using a stereograph as Ms. Jackson, a music reader at the Institution, dictates music to him. Mr. Jewell is seated at a braillereader with brass plates to the right of the photograph, while Ms. Jackson is seated with her back to the photographer. A large printing press is in the back of the room; a vault sits next to the press. Wall shelves are on the right of the room, likely filled with sheet music. Photo is captioned, "PRINTING ROOM." Back: handwritten in pencil, "This is a picture of Miss Jackson, the music-reader (who sees) dictating music to Mr. Jewell, the blind printer, who is putting the music directly into brass plates from which hundreds of copies of Braille music may be 'run off' as rapidly as on an ink printing-press. Of course the man who does this work must be very accurate, -tho' he corrects any mistakes he may make by pounding the dot out with a mallet. He is writing on the Hall Stereotype-maker. The printing-press is seen in the rear of the room- also the door into the fire-proof vault where these brass plates are kept."

Medium: Paper

Print Size: 4"(h) x 6"(w)

Date: ca. 1904

Photographer: Not Identified

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Schools for the blind and visually impaired Braillewriters Braille music notation