• Creator
  • Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind
  • Created Date
  • 1860-1900
  • Description
  • A photograph of a group of students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England attend choir practice in Gardner Hall. The students are divided by gender: female students are sitting to the left and male students are sitting to the right. In front of them sits a man (possibly E.J. Hopkins, the senior organ professor at the college for twenty five years) playing the piano. A large banner with the words "Musica Lux In Teneb... more
    A photograph of a group of students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England attend choir practice in Gardner Hall. The students are divided by gender: female students are sitting to the left and male students are sitting to the right. In front of them sits a man (possibly E.J. Hopkins, the senior organ professor at the college for twenty five years) playing the piano. A large banner with the words "Musica Lux In Tenebris", meaning "music in the light of darkness", hangs behind them. This motto, adopted when the college was established, was inscribed on a medal awarded for progress in music to Francis Joseph Campbell at the Tennessee School for the Blind in January 1846. This motto influenced the life work of Sir Francis and was an encouragement to many pupils of the college. Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, England. Accession: Prepared by and presented to Perkins Institution for the Blind by Lady Francis Campbell in memory of two pleasant years (1870-1872), spent in that Institution as teacher. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
    Portraits
    Black and white photograph
  • Rights
  • Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA. Contact host institution for more information.