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Film clip of Helen Keller and Polly Thomson leaving their Westport, CT home for a working trip to th... 1953

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Series10: Film
Folder1: Helen Keller In Her Story
Item No7
LanguageEnglish
Format of OriginalFilm
SubjectBlindness - organization - American Foundation for the Blind; Technology - deafblind communicator; Technology - assistive technology; Senses - touch; Education - school
DescriptionFilm clip of Helen Keller and Polly Thomson leaving their Westport, CT home for a working trip to the American Foundation for the Blind in NYC. Keller tests a new device for communicating with those who are deaf and blind. She is in a boardroom with M. Robert Barnett, Peter J. Salmon, Gregor Ziemer, Marta Sobieski and Polly Thomson. In other scenes she visits young children at the Dyker Street Nursery and the Lexington School for the Deaf.
Subject PersonKeller, Helen; Thomson, Polly; Barnett, M. Robert; Salmon, Peter J.; Ziemer, Gregor; Sobieski, Marta
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_007_001.mp4
TypeFilm
Place FromWestport, CT
Place ToNew York, NY
RightsPrior written permission required to use any image from the digital collections of the American Foundation for the Blind.
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