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Description about the painting:
This is the painting about Deaf History that goes back from the timeline of year 1620 to 2005.
William C. Stokoe 1965.
Tenth of 12 Portraits.
William Stokoe said American
Sign Language is a language.
He was the founder of the
linguistic study of the sign
languages of the Deaf.
George Veditz 1913.
Nineth of 12 Portraits.
George Veditz who did a film on
Preservation of Sign Language
presentation from the NAD Motion
Picture Project. His 1913 film has
been selected for the Library of
Congress 2010 National Film
Laurent Clerc 1816.
Fifth of 12 Portraits.
Laurent Clerc was 28 when leaving
France for America on the Mary
Augusta ship with Thomas Hopkins
Gallaudet on June 18, 1816 and
arriving in Hartford, Connecticut
on August 22, 1816.
Jean Baptiste Massieu 1815.
Third of 12 Portraits.
Massieu was one of the pioneer
Deaf teachers. He was born Deaf,
and came from a Deaf family. He
had five Deaf siblings. He taught at
the Institution Nationale des sourds-
muets de Paris where Laurent Clerc
was one of his students. His famous
quote, 'Gratitude is the memory of the heart.'
Abbe Charles de L’Epee 1760
Second of 12 Portraits
from Paris, France.
L'Epee was a French pioneer
teacher for the Deaf. He opened
the first public school for the
Deaf in France and the school was
called the , “Institution Nationale
des sourds-muets de Paris."
Juan Pablo Martin Bonet 1620
First of 12 Portraits
Juan Pablo Martin Bonet
from Spain 1620. Bonet was the
first to publish a sign language
book for the Deaf. The Deaf
students were taught to read,
write, and use the one-handed
manual alphabet system.