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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.
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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.
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First embossed book for the blind

First layer inside view of anatomical model of the eye by Dr. Louis Auzoux, circa 1891
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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.
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Analog photograph editing: Masking before Photoshop