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Film clip of Helen Keller's trip to Japan with Polly Thomson, probably 1948. Keller is greeted by th... 1948

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Series10: Film
Folder1: Helen Keller In Her Story
Item No4
LanguageEnglish
Format of OriginalFilm
SubjectBlindness - advocacy; Atomic - bomb; Government - U.S.; Travel - advocacy overseas
DescriptionFilm clip of Helen Keller's trip to Japan with Polly Thomson, probably 1948. Keller is greeted by thousands of flag-waving well-wishers. She speaks at a large outdoor event and visits the sites of atomic bombings. She visits a shrine dedicated to the memory of her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy.
Subject PersonKeller, Helen; Thomson, Polly; Iwahashi, Takeo
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 Original1948
Format of Digitalvideo/mp4
Date of DigitalApril 28, 2015
Publisher DigitalAmerican Foundation for the Blind
FilenameHK10_F01_004_001.mp4
TypeFilm
Place FromJapan
RightsPrior written permission required to use any image from the digital collections of the American Foundation for the Blind.
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