1 wooden block with copper plaque
Plaque commemorating D.L. Palmer, Musician to the Blind, 1882-1955. David Palmer was a music teacher and Director of Music at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (R.V.I.B.) for over 40 years and conducted the R.V.I.B. choir and orchestra. The orchestra had about twenty musicians, all of whom were vision impaired, and was popular with the public for dances and events. Mr Palmer and the other music teachers would transcribe over a thousand sheets of music every year for the orchestra into Braille. This copper plaque is mounted on a wooden block, dedicated to D.L. Palmer, 1882-1955, Musician to the Blind. The design features a head in profile with raised wavy lines running across at eye and ear level. Above the head is the inscription repeated in Braille.