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'Seeing' a Polar Bear

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Here are three blind children examining a mounted polar bear at Sunderland Museum. ?To them, their fingers are eyes? From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections at Sunderland Museum, which was ?eagerly accepted?. Ref: TWCMS:K13838 view the set www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157626903151525/ (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure - for image licensing enquiries please follow this link www.twmuseums.org.uk/image-licensing/

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Hayfield Here We Come

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Sunderland blind children in a hayfield with their carers. 18 of the 22 had never been in one before and several had not been in a motor. All but one, felt the shape of a cow for the first time, and were alarmed at its size. July 1924 ?To them, their fingers are eyes? From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections at Sunderland Museum, which was ?eagerly accepted?. Ref: TWCMS:2006.7974 view the set www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157626903151525/ (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure - for image licensing enquiries please follow this link www.twmuseums.org.uk/image-licensing/

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blind | children | adults | johnalfredcharltondeas | charltondeas | handlingsessions | sunderland | sunderlandmuseum | touch | see | objects | collections | access | curator | sessions | northeast | newcastleupontyne | tyneandwear | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | oldphotographs | oldphotos | hayfield | cow | motor | blackandwhitephotograph | socialheritage | blindchildren | herewecome | carers | firsttimeexperience | 1924 | july1924 | fingersareeyes | from1913 | formercurator | invitation | sunderlandcouncilblindschool | handle | eager | grass | gathering | slope | trees | hay | fence | leaves | branches | shirt | coat | hats | tie | blouse | skirt | women | men | boys | girls | jumper | hair | attentive | unsual | poignant | shorts | outing | gate | steel | metel | latch

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Charabanc Outing

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July 1924. Children from Sunderland School for the blind going on an excursion to the hayfields. The charabanc is parked outside the Central Library and Museum in Sunderland. Many of the children had never been in a motor before. ?To them, their fingers are eyes? From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections at Sunderland Museum, which was ?eagerly accepted?. Ref: TWCMS:K13826(2) view the set www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157626903151525/ (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure - for image licensing enquiries please follow this link www.twmuseums.org.uk/image-licensing/

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blind | children | adults | johnalfredcharltondeas | charltondeas | handlingsessions | sunderland | sunderlandmuseum | touch | see | objects | collections | access | curator | sessions | northeast | newcastleupontyne | tyneandwear | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | oldphotographs | oldphotos | excursion | hayfields | charabanc | library | blackandwhitephotograph | july1924 | outing | car | vehicle | wheels | road | stone | centrallibrary | firsttimeexperience | fingersareeyes | from1913 | formercurator | invitation | sunderlandcouncilblindschool | eager | enjoying | comradeship | hats | shirt | coat | blazer | steel | metel | bolt | door | window | glass | building | doorway | wall | pillar | grand | socialheritage | lights | pole | sign | language | communication | sense | sensation | standing | shoes | trousers | pattern | uniform | plate | structure

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