Relief picture of gull, bittern, woodcock, lapwing, and ruff

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.144

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'usages des aveugles. Pictures for the Blind. Immagini ad uso dei chiechi. Below this is printed "von Direktor M. Kunz, Illzach." Creator's name and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. Picture shows five birds in relief: the black-headed gull (upper left), the least bittern (upper right), the woodcock (lower left), the lapwing (center), and the ruff (lower right). Each figure is covered with brown flocking, except for the bills, legs, and feet. Braille labeling beneath each figure identifies the bird in German. Front of picture is varnished; backside of each bird is varnished; upper left corner is dog-eared. Museum has several of Kunz' relief pictures and maps in its collection. Martin Kunz was director of the Blind Institute at Illzach, Germany and a leading producer of relief pictures and maps in the 1890s.--Tactile Pictures (Eriksson, 1998, p. 107).

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: overall

Made: Kunz, Martin

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/02/2021