Blind Skater, Rudolf Henning [Published]
Photo caption accompanying photos: "BLIND SPORTSMAN - Rudolph Henning, blind resident at Kitchener's Huronia Hall, doesn't let his handicap interfere with sports activities. During the winter his activities take him to Victoria Park for skating. He also attends many hockey games and with a small radio is able to keep track of the game. In the summer he swims and dives at the Kitchener swimming pool. This spring he intends to take up golf. He is shown (left to right) [see 54-5625_003 for closest version] putting on his skates unassisted; skating with his partner, Mrs. Erwin Kueneman [54-5625_004]; trying the smooth ice alone [54-5625_001], and talking with Nick Lang [no suitable substitute in envelope], who arrived in Canada from Germany only six months ago, about skating in Germany. Observance of White Cane Week will start tomorrow in conjunction with the Canada-wide program emphasizing the problem of the blind. Windows of Kitchener stores are decorated with the White Cane Week symbol."
Image of Rudolph C. Henning gliding across the ice toward the camera with a smile.
Title supplied by Kitchener-Waterloo Record staff.
54-5625_001, 54-5625_004 and two photos missing from envelope appeared on Page 15 of the Saturday, February 6, 1954 edition of the newspaper.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection
1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 10 x 8 cm
Blind personsHenning, Rudolph C.Ice skating
Waterloo (Ont. : Regional municipality)
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection. Blind Skater, Rudolf Henning [Published]. 54-5625_001.