Institution des Jeunes Aveugles, Still, France


Accession Number: 2015.15.3

Scope & Content: Sepia tone photograph of landscape featuring buildings and grounds of the Institution des Jeunes Aveugles in Still, France. Cottage and line of small trees in the immediate foreground with a complex of institutional and residential buildings scattered across the middle of the image including four church steeples; rolling hills in background. Reverse is divided and filled with message inked in small precise letter in French. Stamped with a blue 12f "Mariane Definative" stamp (designed by Pierre Gandon 1945) and addressed to Madama et Monsieur J. DuPont in Gagny, France. Cancellation stamp , "MOLSHEIM BAS-RHIN/1952".

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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