Front page of the first Perkins Annual Report
Cover page of the first issue of the Perkins annual report for 1834 titled, “Annual Report of the Trustees of the New-England Institution for the Education of the Blind, to the Corporation.”


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Kindergarten students playing a game in a circle formation in 1893.

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