S. Ruth Barrett Guiding Boy Reading Braille

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1085

Description: BW print; older woman in dark dress, S. Ruth Barrett, guides the hands of a young boy wearing a suit and bowtie on the the pages of a large braille book.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 1961

Photographer: Blaise Leval, American Bible Society

History/Provenance: Photo used in May 1961 issue of "Insight" Newsletter. Barrett joined the American Bible Society in 1924 in their department of services for the blind and was secretary of SPERL. She was a director on the board of JMS from 1945-1961 and died March 9, 1961.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Braille Books and reading Blind children