Typewriter of the moment: Helen Keller


Helen Keller at her typewriter, with Polly Thompson,  1933 - American Foundation for the Blind

Helen Keller at her typewriter, with Polly Thompson, 1933 - American Foundation for the Blind photo

Caption from the American Foundation for the Blind:  “This photograph, taken in their home, shows Helen and Polly in front of two large windows. The light is bright outside, and the curtains on the windows are pulled back. Helen is sitting at her typewriter, describing something with her hands to Polly, who is leaning towards her, smiling. Helen has on a dark dress with small light flowers and white trim on the neck and cuffs. Polly is wearing a long black dress, with a white pearl necklace.”

Moral of the photo:  “So don’t tell me you can’t do it.”  “So don’t tell me you don’t have time to write.”  “If Helen Keller could write books on a typewriter — she who could neither see nor hear — I don’t want any excuse from you that has the word ‘can’t’ in it.”

What moral, or other rant, would you propose?

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5 Responses to Typewriter of the moment: Helen Keller

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