September 23, 2004
What it was like to be blind in 1872

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On ebay this week, an 1870s photo album of CDVs and tintypes of students at a Virginia school for the blind. It is a mystery what it felt to be alive in america in 1872; it is an even bigger mystery what it was like to be blind and alive in america in 187s. This album is an imperfect glimpse. No pun intended.

Posted by dbrown at September 23, 2004 04:25 PM
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