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Laura Bridgman Centenary Ceremony

Laura Bridgman Centenary Ceremony

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Title:
Laura Bridgman Centenary Ceremony
Description:
Note 1: When I went to see her. Lace knit by Miss Laura Bridgman, deaf, dumb, & blind. / Note 2: Lace Knit by Miss Laura Bridgman who was deaf, dumb & blind- born 1829-1889, in Hanover, N. H. / Dr. and Mrs. Greenwood. She is important as being the first blind deaf mute to be sucessfully educated. I much was learned from her case for the deaf, dumb & blind who came after her- Helen Keller ect. She was placed in the Perkins Institute, Boston & learned to read, write & sew so well that she became a teacher of sewing there. / Given to me by Mary [Fanar] ca 1914, who had gone to see her (Made from ca. 1860 or earlier)
Date:
1937
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black and white photograph
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Laura Bridgman Collection
Series:
Centenary Ceremony, 1937
Subjects:
Blind
Deafblind people
People with disabilities
Special education
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889
Places:
New HampshireGrafton (county)Etna
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:
Thin strip of white lace made by Laura Bridgman. Roughly one inch wide and eight inches long with two accompanying handwritten notes on paper.
Accession #:
AG59-012-0015