Seeing Through Touch
I stumbled across this series of photos on Flickr yesterday. They are quite amazing, uploaded by The Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, they feature adults and children from The Sunderland Council Blind School. The photos were taken at the Sunderland Museum, as part of a hands on program initiated by museum curator John Alfred Charlton Deas. The images are pretty extraordinary, aren’t they?
I can’t imagine how great it must have been to be let loose in a museum. I am quite jealous and would like to pat stuffed ostriches and poke artifacts and rattle things that you are not normally allowed to rattle. What a forward thinking fella John was! Take a look at these archival images and prepare for a rad-attack.
You can see the full series of shots here. I think you should click over because these are just the tip of the iceberg! Mr Deas ran this program at The Sunderland Museum in 1913. What a great guy! I would like to go the museum too, Mr Deas…
Don’t forget to check out Bianca’s post about Vintage Mug-Shots Of Australian Ladies, too. They are quite beautiful.
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