School for the Blind, Palayamkottai

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.668-682

Description: BW prints; .668: Five Indian girls on left carry large water vases; five girls on right dip water from rectangular tins with tin cans; large tree overhead; captioned "Obstacle Race--Senior Girls. Five girls bring brass pots to another set of girls who will fill the pots with water and the five girls will have to hurry to the place from whence they started"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .669: Two lines of Indian girls wearing saris; the girl at the front of each lineholds a ball over her head; they stand in a shaded courtyard under a tree; captioned "Ball passing by senior girls"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .670: Five Indian boys stand holding the legs of five other boys, as the second set of boys support themselves on their hands; most are smiling; captioned "Wheel barrow race by senior and small boys"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .671: Teams of boys pull on a rope in a tree lined courtyard; captioned "Tug-of-war by Junior blind boys"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .672: Six Indian boys stand in large sacks; captioned "Sack Race--Junior and Senior Boys"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .673: Four teams of two Indian boys, the adjacent legs of teammates tied together at the ankles; captioned "Three legged race by Junior boys"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .674: Five young Indian boys crouch in shaded courtyard; captioned Smaller boys a frog race, April 1952"; 3.25 x 5.25"; .675: Five Indian boys stand inside large sacks; captioned "Sack Race"; 2.25 x 2.25"; .676: Two teams of boys in wheelbarrow race; 2.25 x 2.25"; .677: Lines of Indian girls in shaded courtyard playing game; 2.25 x 2.25"; .678: Lines of Indian girls in shaded courtyard playing game with kick ball; 2.25 x 2.25"; .679: Runners lined up on ropes stretched on playground; 2.25 x 2.25"; .680: Six Indian boys stand inside large sacks; 2.25 x 2.25"; .681: Indian girls on sunny playground; 2.25 x 2.25"; .682: Four Indian boys jump rope in shaded courtyard; 2.25 x 2.25".

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 1952

History/Provenance: The School for the Blind at Palayamkottai was founded as a girl's school in 1890 by Anne Jane Askwith, principal of Sarah Tucker College.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Asia Games India Playgrounds Schools for the blind and visually impaired