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Title
Visually handicapped children at Cahuenga Branch
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1958
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Group of visually handicapped children at the Cahuenga Branch Library. Two young girls are feeling an object they are holding. The girls were part of a group of 9 children, averaging 4 1/2 to 5 years of age, from the Nursery School for Visually Handicapped Children. Most of the children are totally blind. One or two might be able to see light and shadow or a little color, but some were born prematurely, even without eyes. They reside at the Nursery School Monday through Friday and are taught to experience life through sound, taste, and feel. Emphasis is on developing sensitive finger tips in preparation for learning Braille at other schools later on. The library, located at 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard, was built with a $35,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Photo dated: October 22, 1958.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00038717
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Cahuenga Branch.
CARL0000041623
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/98429
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library.--Cahuenga Branch
Branch libraries--California--Los Angeles
Carnegie libraries--California--Los Angeles

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