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This picture of Polly Stebbins (1792-1868), painted by an unknown artist, shows a woman in a black dress. She is wearing earrings and a pin and a red comb can be seen in her hair. Polly, along with her younger brother Rowland, was born deaf. Her father sent the 2 of them to school in Hartford, Connecticut, when The Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb opened in 1817.


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Polly Stebbins (1792-1869)

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1835
height   30.0"
width   23.87"
process/materials   oil on canvas
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1902.03.02

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Rowland Stebbins (1794-1848)

The Manual Alphabet for the Deaf and Dumb

Resolve ordering Selectmen of Deerfield to record the town's deaf and dumb population

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