Story:

Early Success

1939

Early Success - an image of people who are blind working in a factoryM.C. Migel, President of National Industries for the Blind (NIB) at the time, writes to Senator Robert F. Wagner and Congresswoman Caroline O’Day with an update on the program’s progress. In just eight months, government agencies purchased 348,768 wet mops, 52,306 corn brooms, 589 deck swabs, 126 sanitary swabs and 2,997 cocoa mats. The production of these goods creates 150 new jobs for people who are blind, and total sales to the federal government reach $220,000.