Photographs of Sesame Street Live! visit with Kentucky School for the Blind students at the American Printing House for the Blind

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.42.18-35

Description: Black-and-white glossy; photographs taken during the Sesame Street Live visit to American Printing House for the Blind with Kentucky School for the Blind students in 1992. .18 Students and teachers at KSB seated on chairs and on floor looking off-camera. In the background, a large chalkboard reads, "Welcome Sesame Street" and depicts Big Bird. Two large windows let in light. .19 Students and teachers at KSB seated on the floor and in chairs looking at a woman standing to the right of the photograph. The standing woman wears a checkered jacket and has hands crossed in front of her. "Welcome Sesame Street" chalkboard partially visible. .20 Woman in checkered jacket standing in a room at KSB with a large, costumed character from Sesame Street called "Prairie Dawn." Prairie Dawn has ear-length blond hair, wears a polka-dot dress and gym shoes, and has arms outstretched. .21 Prairie Dawn kneels in front of a small child seated cross-legged in a chair. Child wears large eyeglasses and looks directly at character. Multiple adults and other young students surround the student. .22 Prairie Dawn standing next to a taller man who is bent at the waist and holding the character's arm. Other teachers and students visible in the background. .23 Prairie Dawn squatting in front of a seated young male student, who is touching the character's face. Other students and teachers look at their interaction. .24 Photograph is focused on Sesame Street character "Elmo" standing in front of a student at KSB, wearing a polka dot shirt and polka dot fabric around the ankles. One of Elmo's feet is in the student's lap; the student is smiling and feeling Elmo's foot. .25 Side view of Prairie Dawn holding out a hand to a young boy wearing glasses. Backs of other students and teachers visible. .26 Side view of Prairie Dawn interacting with two young children. View of hands is blocked by other students. Balloons visible floating in the background. .27 Side view of Prairie Dawn hugging a young boy; older man wearing glasses and other students and teachers visible in the background. American flag and "Welcome Sesame Street" chalkboard also visible in the background. .28 Young boy in striped shirt pictured with his hand in Prairie Dawn's mouth. Boy is held up by an older man. .29 Prairie Dawn leans down to speak to a group of children. .30 Side view of Prairie Dawn kneeling with multiple younger children and hugging a blonde girl. Older woman is squatting behind the children. .31 Side view of Prairie Dawn standing with multiple younger children; one child is touching Prairie Dawn's arm; the other is touching her mouth. An older man is seated or squatting behind the children. .32 Prairie Dawn leaning slightly forward to two young boys. One boy touches her mouth; an older man holds supports the boy's back. Seated student partially blocking view. .33 Prairie Dawn squatting near a group of young students. Dawn's hand is against one small student's back; other seated students look on. .34 Close photograph of Prairie Dawn hugging a student named Janie Morris (name printed on back). Dawn's hair is swinging out slightly; Morris appears about 10 years old and has dark brown hair and bangs. An older woman slightly blocks the view. .35 Partial view of two students and an older man with Elmo. Elmo and the man are seated or squatting to the level of the young students; one student with long, dark brown hair feels Elmo's "bug-like" eye with her right hand.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 3.5 (h) x 5 (w) in.

Date: 23-Jan-92

Photographer: Not Identified

History/Provenance: Photos were taken for the American Printing House (APH) for the Blind and may have been taken by an employee. Photos depict Sesame Street Live! characters with Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) students and teachers. Their visit was hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind, which is located next door to KSB. Sesame Street Live! was in Louisville at the time to make an appearance at the Louisville Gardens and also made a stop to visit KSB students at APH.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Television programs for children Blind children Students Events