Relief picture of two ostriches

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.134

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 chiechi. Below this is printed "von Direktor M. Kunz, Illzach." Creator's name and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. On the left is the African Ostrich and, on the right, the American Ostrich (actually a rhea, South American flightless bird). The feathered areas of the birds are covered with gray flocking. Three raised eggs are in the lower left corner. German braille labeling beneath each bird provides the common name. Entire frontside of picture is varnished; backside of raised illustrations are filled with gesso. Some of the flocking has worn away. 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: Illzach, Germany

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/02/2021