As we launch our new Instagram account, we thought it would be a good time to look back at our top 10 most popular posts. We started sharing on Instagram in 2017 and since then, our 92 posts have received almost 6,500 “likes”!
Let’s take a look at which posts were the most “liked”:
10) Perkins Institution for the Blind Salesroom - May 24, 2019
This post shared this photo of the Perkins Salesroom, located at 383-385 Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
9) Polly Thomson, The Third Musketeer - March 15, 2019
We shared our latest blog post about Polly Thomson, Helen Keller’s companion and interpreter for 46 years.
8) #NationalDogDay - August 26, 2018
Dogs are always popular. This picture of a young Helen Keller with one of her dogs accompanied some information about the dogs she had through her lifetime.
7) #ArchivesInBloom - May 3, 2019
We participated in May’s #ArchivesHashtagParty with this color photograph of Helen Keller and Polly Thomson walking through a flower garden during a 1952 trip to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel. The photo was taken by, and is from the collection of, Karl Meyer.
6) Helen Keller uses the manual alphabet - April 5, 2019
To honor the anniversary of Helen Keller using the manual alphabet, we shared this picture of Keller and her Teacher, Anne Sullivan. We included a quote from The Story of My Life in which Keller describes the “water pump moment” in the caption.
5) World Braille Day - January 4, 2017
Our first post to Instagram celebrated World Braille Day and Louis Braille’s birthday. We posted a page from Louis Braille’s Procedure for Writing Words, Music, and Plainsong in Dots. Published in 1829, it is the embossed book where Braille proposes the system of raised dots that is named after him.
4) Kindergarten reading and writing class - January 10, 2019
This post features a picture of kindergarten students learning how to read and write braille with embossed books, slates, and braillers at Perkins in 1930.
3) Helen Keller’s birthday - June 27, 2018
We shared this picture of Helen Keller and another one of her dogs to celebrate her birthday in 2018.
2) National Library Week - April 12, 2017
We celebrated both National Library Week and Helen Keller’s love for reading with a color photograph of her with a book in her lap. The caption featured a great quote about why she loved books so much.
And finally, our most popular post…
1) Laura Bridgman’s birthday - December 21, 2018
A daguerreotype of Laura Bridgman accompanied a short biography to honor her birthday.