“Love is Blind”

Article, Magazine

Accession Number: 1999.22

Summary/Description: Detached pages 208-213 from an issue (not indicated on pages) of Demorest's Family Magazine, containing a short story "Love is Blind." Includes illustrations of several tactile writing systems: Lucas Type, Gall Type, Moon Type, Howe Alphabet, Braille 'Point' Alphabet, the Waite [sic] 'Point' Alphabet (New York Point). Describes a blind woman writing Boston Line (Howe) using paper on a thick blotting pad, making letters with a pointed stylus. At the beginning of the story a note says "The alphabets and examples of writing for the blind incorporated in this story are those in use at the present time." There is also an illustration of music notes used by the blind.

Author: Hunt, Lester

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1999.22

Publisher: [W.J. Demorest]

Publisher Place: [New York]

Publish Date: [1895]

Subjects: Music for the blind and visually impaired Music notation Printing and writing systems Tactile writing

Physical Description: [7] p. : ill. ; 10.75 x 7.75 in.