Snapshots from 1953

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2014.13.2.12a-e

Description: (5) five black and white prints, scalloped edges; (a) left to right, David Hayes, Pauline Gallagher, and Bill Gallagher smile as they gather around a table wrapping Christmas presents; an electric chandelier hangs above; written on back, "Wrapping Christmas Gifts for Hospital Parties -- 1953"; (b) Man dressed as Santa Claus hands a wrapped gift to a woman in a dark suit, piano and a window in the background; written on back, Christmas Hospital Party for Mental Blind Patients -- 1953"; (c) seated young man in dark shirt pours from a silver carafe into a teacup, a plate of sandwiches in front of him; a bed is on the left, a window on the right; embroidered or printed on the white tablecloth, "The Shelburne"; (d) a man on the right, with thin gray hair and thick glasses holds a handful of cards as he sits in a dark suit with his legs crossed; a young girl sits to the left holding her cards, but looking at the man arranging his; she wears a headband, a white blouse, and a necklace; a lamp and wallpaper fill the background; written on the back, "Carole Canfield 9 yrs Roderick Lewis 93"; (e) woman with light hair pulled back by a headband sits in an upholstered chair and looks at a large piece of paper; she wears thick glasses, a pearl necklace, a floral dress, and a dark sweater.

Print Size: 3.5" (h) x 3.5" (w)

Date: Dec-53

Credit Line: Gift of the Carroll Center for the Blind, 2014.13