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Choir in Gardner Hall, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Choir in Gardner Hall, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England

Item Information

Title:
Choir in Gardner Hall, The Royal Normal College for the Blind, England
Description:
A photograph of a group of students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England attend choir practice in Gardner Hall. The students are divided by gender: female students are sitting to the left and male students are sitting to the right. In front of them sits a man (possibly E.J. Hopkins, the senior organ professor at the college for twenty five years) playing the piano. A large banner with the words "Musica Lux In Tenebris", meaning "music in the light of darkness", hangs behind them. This motto, adopted when the college was established, was inscribed on a medal awarded for progress in music to Francis Joseph Campbell at the Tennessee School for the Blind in January 1846. This motto influenced the life work of Sir Francis and was an encouragement to many pupils of the college.
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:
Portraits
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 #:
AG13-03-0029