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    Helen Keller Early Cabinet Photo. A rarely seen image, 3.875" x 5.375" and blindstamped "Copyright" on a 5" x 7.125" heavyweight card marked "Notman Photo Co./ Boston and Cambridge" in the lower margin. The mount has pinholes top and bottom and some soiling, but the image itself is clean and sharp. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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    The handwritten notations "Helen Keller" and "Boston's special care 1898" are written on both front and verso with "blind girl" added on the verso. There is a 1904-dated newspaper article laid down to the verso along with the original owner's name rubber stamped, "Mrs, L. E. H. Culver/ Lakeview, Montana"; that same name is handwritten and dated May 1898. This photo is of a young Miss Keller with long, flowing hair, seated at a table "reading" a Braille book. It was likely taken while she was attending The Cambridge School for Young Ladies at Cambridge.



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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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