View Full Version : Top 25 Most Ancient Historical Photographs

03-26-2010, 12:23 PM
I found this series of picture very thought provoking. Besides the historical content of the images, it really shows how much technology has advanced in less than a couple hundred years.

14. Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan [1888]

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Source: (Link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Helen_Keller_with_Anne_Sullivan_in_July_1888. jpg)
Keller with Anne Sullivan vacationing at Cape Cod in July 1888. The photo was discovered while combing through a large family photo collection that was donated by a New England Historic Genealogical Society member. The photo was taken in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and shows eight-year-old Helen Keller hand in hand with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Both Keller and Sullivan indicated later in their journals that “doll” was the first word Helen Keller learned in sign language in March 1887. This photograph was taken about sixteen months later and is believed to be the only known photograph of Helen Keller holding one of her dolls.

All the pictures are here (http://www.smashinglists.com/top-25-most-ancient-historical-photographs/)

03-26-2010, 01:38 PM
That is really cool on a dozen levels. The pics are historic for either thier content or the process by which they were created, and in a couple of cases both. Excellent find.