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Overbrook School for the Blind, 1903

Perkins School for the Blind

This collection holds photographs of the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mounted on gray display board and taken around 1903. Images show the grounds, classrooms, dormitories, and other facilities, as well as pupils engaged in academic study, classroom activities, manual training, physical education, and leisure activities.

Perkins and Overbrook share a common history, namely in regards to Dr. Edward Ellis Allen who was the director of Overbrook, then the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, from 1890 to 1907, and was later the director of Perkins from 1907 to 1931.

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