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A reproduction of a portrait of Samuel Gridley Howe, founding director of the Perkins School for the Blind.

This black-and-white reproduction of a painting by Jane Stuart shows Samuel Gridley Howe as a young man. Howe was a physician, war hero, and the founding director of the Perkins School for the Blind. He was the first person to teach language to a student who was deaf and blind, Laura Bridgman. He was married to Julia Ward Howe, author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.