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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.
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