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The photo was taken: 1888 & Discovered: 2008. It is in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and shows eight-year-old Helen Keller hand in hand with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Both Keller and Sullivan indicated later in their journals that “doll” was the first word Helen Keller learned in sign language in March 1887. This photograph was taken about sixteen months later and is believed to be the only known photograph of Helen Keller holding one of her dolls.
Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan.
This rare, early photo of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan was discovered in 2008, by a staff member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society who was going through a large photography collection that was recenty donated. It is the earliest photo of Helen with her teacher and the only known photo of Helen with one of her dolls which were important in her education.
July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. urging a civil rights plank in the Democratic platform. This is probably the most interesting photo in the entire Times folder on the convention because it captures Kennedy when he assumed he was out of the political spotlight