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Hellen Keller Autographed Photograph Ca. 1929, H 9" W 6.75" | Photograph of a young Helen Keller holding a braille book while seated. Dedicated: "To Mrs. Griffith with Kind regards Helen Keller. This photograph was personally given to Rose Louise Griffith, a librarian at the Carnegie Library Literary Society during a promotional visit by Keller in 1929.

Also accompanied with a letter dated 28th Sept. 1929, to Mrs. Griffith with a written and signed letter from Miss Keller's companion of 46 years, Polly Thomson, regarding Mrs. Griffith's request for Helen Keller to autograph books for the library. Letter reads: Dear Mrs. Griffith, Your letter to Miss Keller received for which she wishes us to thank you. Miss Keller will be most happy to autograph the books mentioned + if for____ ______ as soon as possible Miss Keller will ____ + be there before leaving for New York which will be sometime early in October. with kind regards from Miss Keller + all ____wishes. Cordially Yours, Polly Thomson Secy. P.S. Think perhaps you better send books to 90 Seminole Avenue Forest Hills, Long Island N.Y. We may have to leaver earlier than expected P.T."

Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and her hearing after a bout of illness when she was 19 months old. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven, when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught Keller language, including reading and writing. After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, Keller attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,076.25
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

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