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Early History

Why Talking Books?

Soldiers blinded in WWI reading brailled literature, 1920.

Soldiers blinded in World War I reading brailled literature supplied by the Library of Congress and distributed to veterans by Evergreen, a Red Cross Institute for the Blind in Baltimore, Maryland, 1920.

Evergreen Review, Volume 1, Number 9, September 1920. Reproduced in Outlook for the Blind, Fall & Winter, Volume XIV, Numbers 3 & 4, 1920.

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