Gas Masks

3 blind men examining and wearing some British and German Gas Masks.

“To them, their fingers are eyes”

From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections at Sunderland Museum, which was ‘eagerly accepted’.

Ref: TWCMS:K13808(2)

  1 comment for “Gas Masks

  1. Jannette Chamberlain
    June 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I started laughing when I saw this picture… and then I found out they were BLIND, and then I stopped laughing… and then I started laughing again, because the picture is just so absurd… I can’t help…I’ll probably go to hell.

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