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Boys Party Ready for an Outing, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Boys Party Ready for an Outing, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Item Information

Title:
Boys Party Ready for an Outing, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England
Description:
A group of male students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England sit on a cycle built for twelve in preparation for a day's run to Brighton and back, a distance of about 100 miles. This team, on July 4, 1900, rode the distance in 10 hours and 45 minutes, the riders being chosen from sixty candidates. The eleven blind cyclists (the second person can see and steers the cycle) had ridden an average of 300 miles each (in short trips) in preparation for this "century run".
Creator:
Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind
Name on Item:
Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, England
Date:
[ca. 1890]
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
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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 #:
AG13-03-0025