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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Today we had a request for images of people who were blinded by poisonous gas. If the requester had asked for rabbits we would have been in business, but we had nada for those two conditions together. Some blindness, some poisonous gas, but the Venn diagram did not converge.

I did find, however, some interesting pictures about blindness, and here they are.

Reeve 870, A blinded French soldier, World War 1

















Reeve 871, A blinded French soldier and his bride, World War 1






AEF007 (American Expeditionary Forces)
Blind French soldiers, patients in the department organized by Miss Winnifred Hope for the re-education of the blind. Base Hospital number 115, Hotel Ruhl. Base Laboratory Hospital Center Vichy, France. 08/1918[?].















Reeve 14494: American Red Cross workrooms. Paris, Seine, France. Stitching eye bandages on the machine in the American Red Cross workrooms for surgical dressings, rue de la Faisanderie, Paris. These bandages are used largely for gas cases.

2 comments:

Penny L. Richards said...

Cool images. I believe that's Winifred HOLT, not Hope--she was an American advocate for blind access to education, rehab, vocational training, etc., and she went to France during or after WWI to work with blinded French veterans:
http://disstud.blogspot.com/2008/11/november-17-winifred-holt-1870-1945.html

Kathleen Stocker said...

Thanks for letting us know. I'll update the record that this image came from.