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Title
Printer R. T. Allen works on a braille copy of "Mutiny on the Bounty", Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 29, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles provides current reading material for blind persons. The article goes on to describe the processes used to transcribe a book into braille.
R. T. Allen bends over a machine, delicately holding a sheet of paper between his fingers while a bench of tools including a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers and scissors stands nearby.
Photograph appears with the article, "Publisher Aids Blind," Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar 1936: A1.
Text from newspaper caption: Here R. T. Allen, printer, is removing a sheet of dampened bond paper which has been squeezed between the zinc stereotyped plates. Fingers of the blind will interpret these dents as a page from "Mutiny on the Bounty."
Text from negative sleeve: 4569 - RxTx Allen operating a braille press at the Braille Institute March/36 [stamped:] Apr 1-1936
RxTx Allen Braille Institute 3/36
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_13763
ark:/21198/zz002j7749
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Braille
Printing--California--Los Angeles
Blind persons--California--Los Angeles
Braille Institute of America
Allen, R. T
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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