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Childhood 1880-1894

Helen's early writing - cat, cold, latch, load, coal, doll, hat, hall, call, boot, bad, good, good-by - select for more details
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Helen's early writing

Now Helen was too busy to be wild, and her brainpower shone through. Quickly, she learned words and then sentences. Soon she was able to communicate by signing the manual alphabet. But Helen wasn't satisfied with signing alone. She wanted to learn to write. In addition to learning to write in braille, Helen placed a ruler on the page as a guide and drew very square block letters.

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Ivy Green, where Helen was born

Helen's mother, Kate Adams Keller, 1900

Portrait of Anne Sullivan, 1887

The water pump where Helen made her miraculous breakthrough

Helen's early writing

Photograph of the Boy's Kindergarten class at the Perkins School for the Blind, c. 1880

Helen touching the branch of a tree

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