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Edith Thomas (standing) and Elizabeth Robin (seated) in front of ivy covered wall communicating via the manual alphabet.

Speaking with ‘flying fingers’

Seated portrait of Cornelia C. Roeske (1864-1895) outside reading an embossed book. She is wearing a dark dress with light trim.

Cornelia C. Roeske accomplished musician, teacher, and composer

Title page of "An Essay on the Education of the Blind" with a dedication to the king of France. The pages show discoloring and foxing stains from age. A small portion of the marbled paper lining the front cover is exposed.

First embossed book for the blind

Black and white portrait of Ken Stuckey. He is wearing horn-rimmed glasses and a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up above the elbow. Stuckey’s plaid tie is fastened with a tie clip.

The Legacy of Ken Stuckey

Dr. Samuel Eliot, President of Perkins Institution Corporation (Board of Trustees), 1872-1897.

Dr. Samuel Eliot at Perkins

Seated portrait of Jessica Langworthy, circa 1936. There is a Japanese style artwork showing bamboo in the background. She is wearing a sweater and blouse. Langworthy has round wire-framed glasses on. Her hair is styled in finger waves.

A legacy of teaching students and teaching teachers