Objects in the 19th-century photograph collection related to Laura Bridgman come to life in current photographs of the same artifact. The first example below shows the same sewing machine Laura Bridgman was photographed with, around 1870. The following example documents the vibrant colors Laura Bridgman used to crochet a doily or tea cozy that is very similar to one she is photographed with around 1870. Colors include pink, red, dark green, lime green, and purple. The final example shows Laura Bridgman’s green fillet bands, which she used to cover her eyes seen in several black and white photographs, paintings, and a bust. The recent photograph taken of her fillets, documents them as being a vibrant emerald green, with green ribbons. used to tie them on.
“Laura Bridgman Artifacts Found in Photographs.” Perkins Archives Blog, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown MA. September 30, 2013.