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Dr. Howe teaching Laura Bridgman

Dr. Howe teaching Laura Bridgman

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Title:
Dr. Howe teaching Laura Bridgman
Description:
This illustration depicts Laura Bridgman sitting on S.G. Howe's lap. On the table next to them are a number of blocks with different letters of the alphabet on them and a cup and saucer. The caption reads: "Dr. Howe Teaching Laura Bridgman." Image from the Perkins Institution Annual Report, 1887. Excerpt from the same page describes Howe's instruction: "He entered upon the task of piercing a trackless forest and purveying mental pabulum to the starving mind of Laura with undaunted courage and indomitable will."
Date:
1887
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Periodical illustrations
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Laura Bridgman Collection
Series:
Portraits of Laura Bridgman
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
Extent:
1 periodial illustration
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Terms of Use:
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
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Accession #:
AG59-18-00228