School for the Blind, Ratmalana

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.809-813

Description: .809: BW print; boys lined up at a chalked starting line with tires in front of them; starters and officials and a gathered crowd stand in background; captioned "At the sports meet"; 3.5 x 5.5"; .810: Color print; boys in Scouting uniforms walk toward the camera at right; a concrete wall topped with a sign is in left forground, "The School for the Blind, Ratmalana, Founded 1912"; church with a gallery along its side marked by gothic arches fills the background; 3.5 x 5"; .811: BW print; girls in white school uniforms hold plates, balancing a bottle topped by a ball; they walk across a lawn marked by chalk; race officials and a watching crowd are seen in right background; 3.5 x 5.5"; .812: Four girls in dresses water and cultivate plants in pots inside a raised stone planting bed; behind them are invidually potted plants on a bench; 3.5 x 5.5"; .813: Two girls in dresses crouch inside a small area filled with white chickens; several tin watering or feeding vessels are scattered about, some suspended by cords from above; 3.5 x 5.5";

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: ca. 1984

History/Provenance: The School for the Blind in Ratmalana, Sri Lankha was a branch of the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind founded in 1912.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Asia Athletes Gardening Poultry Relay racing School children Schools for the blind and visually impaired Scouting Sri Lanka