Classroom, Institution des Jeunes Aveugles, Still, France


Accession Number: 2015.15.5

Scope & Content: Students sit in classroom, two lines of wooden desks with students in pairs, some with braille books in front of them, one on the front row is writing with a Klein Pin-Type Box; two nuns in habits stand looking over their work; the students have closely cut hair and wear gown-like smocks; walls are lined with cabinets holding bulky tactile books and animal mounts; a tactile globe is in the back corner; printed on reverse, "Institution des jeunes aveugles/STILL (Bas-Rhin)/Blindenanstalt in Still/L'ecole des aveugles--Blindenschule".

Creator: Alsation Photomechanical Arts Co.

Interview Date: / /

Credit Line: Gift of Mireille Duhen, 2015.15.

Administrative History: The Institution des Jeunes Aveugles in Still was founded in 1895 as a residential school for blind children. In 1973, however, the children were transferred to a school in nearby Stasbourg, and the name was changed to the L’Institut des Aveugles. Today it serves blinded adults and offers a workshop, vocatuional rehabilitation, living quarters, and other services as part of the l'Association Adèle de Glaubitz.

Subjects: Schools for the blind and visually impaired Buildings France Germany