Relief picture of dolphin, narwhal

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.146

Description: Relief picture produced by Martin Kunz for instruction of blind students; may be a part of his Naturkunde [Natural History] series. "Pictures for the Blind" is printed at the top in German, French, English, and Italian as follows: Abbildungen fur Blinde. Images a l'usage des aveugles. Pictures for the Blind. Immagini ad uso dei ciechi. Below this is printed "von Direktor M. Kunz, Illzach." Creator's name and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. Picture shows the dolphin (left figure), the manatee (right figure), and the narwhale (bottom figure). Includes two hunting weapons: a harpoon (middle right) and another, unidentified device that includes a round surface float(?). Braille labeling identifies the Latin species and common name in German and French for each mammal. The harpoon is identified in German braille. Water is represented along the bottom by rippling, raised lines. A few small creases along raised edges.

Height: 12.5

Width: 15.625

Date Made: ca. 1890

Maker: Kunz, Martin

Place of Origin: Illzach, Germany

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1998.80

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. Tactile graphics. Zoological illustration.

Dimension Notes: 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.

Made: Kunz, Martin

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/02/2021