Anne C. Lewis, Frontispiece in Memories of the Homes of Grandma Lewis, 1896. Library Company of Philadelphia, P.9829.2.
Caption: Plate “Fig. R” in Johannes Hevelius, Johannis Hevelii Selenographia : Sive, Lunae Descriptio ... (Gedani: Autoris sumtibus, typis Hünefeldianis, 1647), opp. p. 262.
Link to Exhibit, Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the BlindExhibit, Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind
Picture shows one woman and three men, seated next to each other, and holding instruments. The woman holds an accordion in her lap and she looks slightly down. To her left is a man, his eyes closed, who holds a viola perpendicular to his lap with one hand and a bow in his other. To his left is a man resting a cello between his legs. He holds a bow across the base of the cello with his right hand. To his left is the last man, his eyes closed, who holds a violin by his left shoulder and a raised bow in in his right hand. The woman, as well as the man who holds a cello, wear glasses. The woman wears a dark dash colored corseted dress with long sleeves and a long skirt. The men, who look toward the viewer, are bearded and wear dark dash colored suits.  [End of description]

My First SDS Conference

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  A few weeks ago, hundreds of disability studies scholars, advocates, and activists gathered for the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Disability Studies, June 10-13, 2015. I was fortunate to be one of the attendees on…