This pictures shows an engraved grayscale portrait with a printed facsimile of a handwritten caption beneath. The portrait depicts Helen Aldrich De Kroyft, a woman who is seated against a solid gray backdrop. Her eyes directly face the viewer, though her body is slightly angled to the viewer’s left. Her dark hair is parted down the middle and loosely pulled back into a bun, so that the sides of her hair cover her ears. She wears a dark striped dress with a dark shawl and plaid, light-colored neckerchief loosely knotted at her neck. In her right hand she holds open a book resting on a table, while her left hand holds a small piece of dark fabric, possibly a handkerchief or a pair of gloves. The portrait is in a light grey oval frame, fixed to light sepia paper. The slanted, cursive handwritten text below the portrait reads: “Instead of their eyes, the blind pick up the gems of thought with their fingers.” The third line of text in the bottom right corner: “S. H. De Kroyft.” [End of description]
http://commontouch.librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CommonTouch300-1.png 0 0 touch1 http://commontouch.librarycompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CommonTouch300-1.png touch12015-05-19 13:13:372015-06-05 15:50:55Frontispiece, Helen Aldrich De Krofyt, A Place in Thy Memory. New-York, 1850.