Deaf-Mute Artist of the 19th Century
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community Although the Tuttle family in the 1840's felt that their firstborn son became deaf when his father discharged a shotgun near him, it is more probable that young Francis Marion was actually born deaf. Today we know that a loud noise is unlikely to cause hearing loss, and can guess that it was caused by German measles during his mother's pregnancy, or an unspecified ill...
Thu, Feb 16 2012
Deaf Artist was Popular in Geneva NY
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community While doing research on a different story, I came across this dusty entry in an 1885 newsletter archive: "Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Acker called with a deaf-mute artist, Mr. (F.M.)Tuttle of Geneva. Mr. Tuttle has painted quite a number of large pictures. He has now a picture on exhibition at Rundell's art store. It is about five feet long by three, and is a work u...
Wed, Mar 31 2010
Happiness is...Part 3
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community Derived from a project done in the 70's, these were the last six panels, so all are being presented here. Striped pants, mailbox-sized TTYs, ducktail haircuts and all! Those were the days before the ADA; before interpreters became more available; when it was a status symbol to speak on the telephone, and CI's were unheard of. How we have grown since...Happin...
Tue, Mar 02 2010
Happiness is...Part 2
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community The second of a series of Deaf life in the 1970's. How things have changed...(and some haven't changed.)Happiness is an interpreter doing all the jokes as well as the lecture.Misery is wondering what the stockroom boys are hollering at you.Happiness is a family that signs at the dinner table.Misery is a company that doesn't know how to use their Teletype.
Sat, Feb 27 2010
Happiness is....(thanks to Charles Schultz, cartoonist of...
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community This was a project done in the 1970's, so you're going to notice some old attitudes, anachronisms and old-fashioned elements of Deaf life back then. These will be published in a series of four at a time. Enjoy!Happiness is having no speech or English drill today.Misery is having to say "my country tis of thee" for VIP visitors.Happiness is being underst...
Sat, Feb 27 2010
Photo: Panoramic Street view of the Rochester School for...
Dianrez: Images from the Deaf Community The Perkins Building (Administration), ©2008 DPGThis Victorian building, built in 1870, originally housed the Home for Truant and Idle Children, a reform school. In 1877 it closed and the Rochester School for the Deaf (then named the Western New York Institute for Deaf Mutes) took over the lease, later to buy the property. Over the years it housed the school...
Sun, Feb 21 2010
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