School for the blind, 19th century

School for the blind, 19th century

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Caption: School for the blind, 19th-century artwork. Blind women making boots at an institution for the teaching and training of the blind. This is one of the schools founded in the tradition established by the French linguist Valentin Hauy (1745-1822). Hauy was a pioneer of blind education and in 1784 he founded the first school for the blind in Paris, France. Artwork from the 17th volume (first period of 1896) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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