Kath. McGirr, Deaf, Dumb & Blind. (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Kath. McGirr, Deaf, Dumb & Blind.

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows Katherine "Katie" McGirr using a typewriter to transcribe letters written in Braille. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.19020

Call Number: LC-B2- 3462-1


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 11/Aug/2012 00:50:42

    Katherine "Katie" McGirr was about eight years old when she survived exposure during an 1888 blizzard, blind and deaf. Two years later she was admitted to the New York Institute for the Deaf. She's mentioned by name in Helen Keller's "The Story of My Life." In her 20s, she was considered to be able to read more different kinds of text for the blind than anyone else (braille, plus five other systems).

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 14/Aug/2012 21:22:49

    Thanks pennylricharsca for this information about Katie McGirr. We'll fill in some of the information the next time we update.