Relief picture of stork, flamingo, and marabou

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.130

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 M. Kunz." Creator's name and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. Four images include two of the flamingo and one each of the marabou and the stork. Flocking has been applied to the feathered portions of the birds. Common names of the birds are identified in German in both braille and print; Latin species provided in print. Front of picture is varnished; small pinhole in each corner. 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. .

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