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Laura Bridgman Practicing the Manual Alphabet, 1845

Laura Bridgman Practicing the Manual Alphabet, 1845

Item Information

Title:
Laura Bridgman Practicing the Manual Alphabet, 1845
Description:
This illustration depicts Laura Bridgman sitting at a desk engaged in writing the manual alphabet on her left hand. A man, likely S.G. Howe, is seated across from her. Bridgman is wearing her eye sash, which is also worn by a doll laying on the floor in front of her. There is also a woman in the background knitting.
Date:
1845
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 periodical illustration
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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.
Publisher:
William and Robert Chambers
Accession #:
AG59-18-00237