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Tactile Model, Mount Vernon

Tactile Model, Mount Vernon

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Description (Brief)
Tactile architectural models such as this reproduction of George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, were used to teach students who were blind or had low vision. This one was used at the Michigan School for the Blind and dates from the late 1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model, tactile
date made
late 1930s
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Michigan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (outside material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 40 in x 21 in; 68.58 cm x 101.6 cm x 53.34 cm
ID Number
2004.0222.05
accession number
2004.0222
catalog number
2004.0222.05
Credit Line
Gift of State of Michigan
subject
Blind
Disabilities
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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