Blind stenographer using Dictaphone on April 27, 1911. This could have taken place at the New York Association for the Blind. On the day before this photo was taken, April 26, 1911, President Taft was at the Metropolitan Opera House where he opened the Blind Workers’ Exhibition. The New York Times wrote, “While he [Taft] spoke, a blind stenographer ‘took notes’ on a specially prepared machine….” The exhibition was arranged by Miss Winifred Holt, Secretary of the New York Association for the Blind.
“Taft Opens Exhibit of Blind Workers,” The New York Times, April 27, 1911.