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Old Curiosity Shop, Boston Line Type

Description: Sample pages of a book printed in Boston Line Type, an embossed Roman alphabet for use by the blind, titled "Old Curiosity Shop", by Charles Dickens. Dickens visited Perkins in 1842 during a lecture tour of America and was amazed at the work Howe was doing with Laura Bridgman, a young deafblind girl who came to the school in 1837. Dickens paid for the printing of 250 copies of "Old Curiosity Shop" which were distributed to various schools and organizations for blind in the United States.

 

Creator: Charles Dickens

 

Publisher: Perkins Institution, Boston

 

Date: 1869

 

Format: text

 

Digital Identifier: BLTIMG_3121

 

Rights: Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

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Taken on March 18, 2014