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The water pump where Helen made her miraculous breakthrough

The water pump where Helen made her miraculous breakthrough
This photo shows the famous water pump where Helen learned the meaning of words. The pump is in the yard next to the Keller's guest house, where Helen was born. The yard is framed by bushes and trees—it is probably autumn, because there are leaves on the ground. The metal pump has a long, curved handle and the spout is positioned to empty into a wide metal pail. A long metal pipe goes from the pump past the edge of the picture. Behind the pump is a house with three side windows and a front porch.

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