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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

Helen Keller next to Polly Thompson, who's on the phone.

Q&A: A factual look at Helen Keller’s accomplishments

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

First layer inside view of anatomical model of the eye by Dr. Louis Auzoux, circa 1891

Dr Auzoux’s anatomical and botanical teaching models at Perkins

Group photograph edited using masking technique to remove upper portion of the background from the image.

Analog photograph editing: Masking before Photoshop