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Helen Keller Archive

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the American Foundation for the Blind

Film clip of Helen Keller using her senses of touch and smell to communicate with the outside world.... 1953

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Series10: Film
Folder1: Helen Keller In Her Story
Item No1
LanguageEnglish
Format of OriginalFilm
SubjectActivity - reading; Senses - smell; Senses - touch; Blindness - braille; Blindness - manual sign language
DescriptionFilm clip of Helen Keller using her senses of touch and smell to communicate with the outside world. Keller reads a braille book, uses the manual alphabet to communicate with her companion Polly Thomson and sniffs an object to understand what it is.
Subject PersonHelen Keller; Polly Thomson
Folder Start Date1918
Folder End Date1953
Holding InstitutionAmerican Foundation for the Blind
Contact Information2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121, (212) 502-7600
Date of Original1953
Format of Digitalvideo/mp4
Date of DigitalApril 28, 2015
Publisher DigitalAmerican Foundation for the Blind
FilenameHK10_F01_001_001.mp4
TypeFilm
Place FromWestport, CT
RightsPrior written permission required to use any image from the digital collections of the American Foundation for the Blind.
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