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Anne Sullivan Reading to Helen Keller, Radcliffe College

Anne Sullivan Reading to Helen Keller, Radcliffe College

Item Information

Title:
Anne Sullivan Reading to Helen Keller, Radcliffe College
Description:
Portrait of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan seated side by side with Sullivan reading a book and fingerspelling into Keller's hand. Caption: "At Radcliffe Anne Sullivan spelled millions of words into Helen's hands and helped her look up words in French, Latin, and German dictionaries. When Braille books weren't available, Anne often Brailled them. Helen graduated cum laude. As she mounted the steps at graduation to get her degree, Anne Sullivan went with her hand in hand. As one girl said, 'Radcliffe should also have given Miss Sullivan a degree.'"
Date:
[ca. 1887–1936]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black and white photograph
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Anne Sullivan Photographs
Subjects:
Teachers of deafblind people
Special education
Deafblind people
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968
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 #:
AG62-2-011