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Cycling Around the Cottage Grounds, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Cycling Around the Cottage Grounds, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Item Information

Title:
Cycling Around the Cottage Grounds, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England
Description:
Students at Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England cycle through the cottage grounds. Leading the way is a group of female students riding a pedal cycle built for eight people. Behind them rides two groups of six men each on a cycle. Following them are two women on a tandem tricycle. In the background of the photograph are other students performing outdoor activities, including walking on balance beams, strolling and boating on a small pond. More students on multi-wheeled cycles can also been seen in the background. The college grounds were laid out with separate playgrounds and asphalt walkways for the different ages and genders, a cycle track and a small body of water for boating, flower beds, and gardens for the children. A notable feature of the grounds is the large number of beautiful shade trees and flowering shrubs.
Creator:
Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind
Name on Item:
Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, England
Date:
[ca. 1860–1900]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black and white photograph
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Perkins Photograph Albums
Series:
Royal Normal College for the Blind, England, 1860-1900
Subjects:
Blind
Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind
Places:
United KingdomLondon
Extent:
1 photograph
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Terms of Use:
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes (acquisition):
Accession: Prepared by and presented to Perkins Institution for the Blind by Lady Francis Campbell in memory of two pleasant years (1870-1872), spent in that Institution as teacher.
Accession #:
AG13-03-0023