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This work is part of the 28 Days in February Challenge.

Gallaudet, Cogswell and Clerc

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Gallaudet, Cogswell and Clerc 16 inch by 20 inch oil on canvas $375 see enlarge picture.

Day 14 of 28 Days

ASD (A)
Topic: Celebrating the existence and survival of American Sign Language

The painting depicts Gallaudet, Cogswell and Clerc who helped started the American School for the Deaf.
Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell had a daughter who was Deaf, named Alice Cogswell. She became the first Deaf student at ASD. Gallaudet went to England and met Laurent Clerc and then he went to France and asked Clerc to come to America. ASD started its first school in 1817.

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Last updated February 14, 2017