Figure 15. This crowd scene, just outside the White House, includes Keller, Macy, President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover in the front row. This photo was taken in 1931 during an international conference of workers for blind people. Also front and near-center is Robert B. Irwin, Executive Director of AFB.
Figure 16. Helen Keller and M. Robert Irwin, 1955. In this circa 1955 photo Keller and M. Robert Irwin, executive director of AFB, examine ecords that go with a talking book machine for President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Polly Tompson is at Miss Keller's side.