Pictures of Helen Keller

Hellen Keller Portrait

Helen Keller (1880-1968), blind and deaf since age 2, at the age of 24, when she graduated cum laude from Radcliff College. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix009982

 

The life of Helen Keller was truly remarkable. In her 87 years, she was able to accomplish and inspire more than any able bodied person can do in their lifetime. She spent her time overcoming great obstacles and it is evident why as a nation we celebrate her.

 As her famous story goes, Helen came down with an illness at 19 months old that left her deaf and blind. She had small ways in which she communicated, but it wasn’t until Anne Sullivan was introduced to her, that little Helen learned words. 20 year-old Anne Sullivan met 6 year-old Helen at the Perkins Institute for the Blind, where she herself had been a former student. Sullivan herself was visually impaired and it was with this background that she was able to teach so well.

Helen went on to become a productive member of society. She wrote twelve books, and several articles and frequently spoke publicly and gave lectures. She learned to experience the world in her own special way, and maybe even learned to experience it better than those with all their senses.

Her life has been made into movies, and performed onstage around the world. People draw great inspiration from her. And in 1980, one hundred years after her birth, President Jimmy Carter declared the anniversary of her birthday, June 27th, as Helen Keller Day in the United States.

So in honor of Helen Keller Day, be sure to check out these images of Helen Keller and more back at Newscom.

Helen Keller Hears Anne Sullivan

Photo illustrates how Helen Keller (left) ‘hears’ her instructor, Anne Sullivan by feeling the vibrations of her lips. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix012577

Helen Keller Anne Sullivan

Helen Keller (1880-1968) and her devoted teacher, Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) (on right). Sullivan first taught the deaf and blind Keller in 1886, and was her link with the world until Sullivan’s death in 1936. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix003919

Young Helen Keller

Helen Keller at 12 years of age in 1892. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix015868

Helen Adams Keller

Keller, Helen Adams US author (deaf and blind since early childhood) Tuscumbia (AL). akg-images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: akgphotos006747

Eleanor Roosevelt Helen Keller

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT with Helen Keller in 1936. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix018758

JFK Helen Keller

John F. Kennedy, Evelyn Seide, Helen Keller, at the White House, Washington D.C., April 8, 1961. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix023044

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968), blind and deaf since age 2, standing by tree, in 1907. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix006828

Helen Keller

Keller, Helen Adams Writer (blind and deaf from early childhood); Tuscumbia (Ala.) akg-images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: akgphotos006745

Helen Keller Braille Bible

Keller, Helen Adams American writer (blind and deaf since early childhood) Tuscumbia (Ala.) akg-images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: akgphotos006749

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