Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rare Photo Of Helen Keller Found

First, the Lincoln inauguration photo, and now this? Where are people keeping these things that they cannot be found for 100 years?

BOSTON - Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an 8-year-old Helen sitting outside in a light-colored dress, holding Sullivan's hand and cradling one of her beloved dolls.

Experts on Keller's life believe it could be the earliest photo of the two women together and the only one showing the blind and deaf child with a doll — the first word Sullivan spelled for Keller after they met in 1887 — according to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, which now has the photo. (H/T - Yahoo!)

This is a great find! Someone should really go out and tell her . . . oh, never mind.

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