Dining Hall at National Institution for Blind Youth in Paris


Accession Number: 2017.14.7

Scope & Content: Commercial picture postcard featuring view of long "refectoire" or dining hall at the l'Institution Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles, Boulevard des Invalides in Paris, France. Picture features tall ceilinged room marked by heavy columns, arched windows, decorative gas chandeliers, and long tables set with plates, dinnerware, and jars.

Creator: Levy & Neurdein

Interview Date: / /

Credit Line: Gift of Mireille Duhen, 2017.14.

Administrative History: Valentin Hauy founded the l'Institution des Jeunes Aveugles in Paris in 1784. It was the first school for blind children in the world. Louis Braille was a prominent alumni and taught there himself. The school moved into the building which housed this dining hall in 1843, at 56 Boulevard des Invalides.

Subjects: Education of disabled persons Schools for the blind and visually impaired