Two different photos of same girl writing in a Louisville public school sight-saving classroom

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.47.19-22

Description: (.19)- Sepia-toned; a girl sitting on wooden chair with her name tag displayed on the back; she is writing on a piece of paper that rests on a wooden bookstand on her desk. Girl is wearing eyeglasses, a blouse and a skirt; she holds a pencil in her right hand, while her left hand steadies the paper at an angle; a blackboard in the background has chalk writing; above it are posters and a clock; other students seated to her right and in front of her are also similarly writing. (.20) Black-and-white glossy; the same as .19, but the papers are turned vertical; the girl is copying from left sheet of paper on the easel and she is following along with her left hand while she is copying with pen on the right side of the paper; and there is an easel partial in foreground. (.20) Measurements are 3.5 (h) X 5(w) inches. (.20) Museum has another copy print (c.1) of the same photo that measures 4(h) X 6(w) inches. (.21) is larger black-and-white glossy print of .19; measurements are 5 (h) X 6.5 (w) inches. (.22) is larger sepia-toned print of .20.; and measurements are 5(h) X 6.5 (w) inches.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 3.5 (h) x 5 (w) in.

Date: ca. 1935

History/Provenance: The photo may have been taken at Gavin H. Cochran Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky where sight-saving class was offered for low vision students.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Blackboards Chalk drawings Classrooms Low vision Photographs Public schools Students