Long Lost Photo of Helen Keller Uncovered
Here is a long-lost snapshot of Helen Keller, with her teacher Anne Sullivan, discovered earlier this week. The photo has rarely been seen by the general public since it was taken in 1888. It has only been published twice since.
Not only does this photo depict the beginning stages of a 50-year friendship between Keller and Sullivan, it shows Keller holding the object with which Sullivan would teach the blind and deaf girl to spell out her first word, “doll”. This could very well be considered Keller’s first step toward becoming an author, humanitarian, and advocate for the blind and deaf.