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Daguerreotype of Laura Bridgman and Sarah Wight

Daguerreotype of Laura Bridgman and Sarah Wight

Item Information

Title:
Daguerreotype of Laura Bridgman and Sarah Wight
Description:
Portrait of Laura Bridgman with Sarah Wight. Wight stands at left with a shawl wrapped around her and spells into Bridgman's hand. Bridgman wears a dress with long sleeves with many pleats down the front. She wears a sash tied around her eyes and finger-less gloves. The photograph is housed in a small leather case with red silk lining and surrounded by a gold mat board.
Date:
[ca. 1845]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Daguerreotypes
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 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.
Accession #:
AG59-010-0001