Playing softball, Yokohama Christian School for Blind Children, Japan

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.296

Description: Two black-and-white glossy photographs: .296a: A U.S. soldier in uniform plays softball with seven children in an inset open area with an embankment. The soldier, standing, rolls a ball to one of the children, squatting, who waits for it with open arms. Reverse is blank. .296b: A boy stands near a softball base. His knees are bent, and he is leaning over toward the base while holding a bat, ready to swing. Behind him, three people are standing to watch. Reverse is blank. Description from paper: handwritten in blue ink, "80 [9.g teaching them to] soft ball," the next three lines are for numbers 81-83 and feature quotation marks of number 80.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 3" (h) x 4" (w) - 3.25" x 4.5"

Photographer: Not identified

History/Provenance: Received with John Milton Society for the Blind (JMS) records from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Americans in foreign countries Blind Blind children Children Children & adults Children playing Children playing outdoors Japan Military life Military personnel Softball Softball players Sporting goods Sports Sports & recreation facilities Teaching