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Posted Jan 11 2010 1:46pm

Who isn't fascinated by the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan? As a little girl, I watched the movie and read the book or read many versions of Helen Keller's story. I was obsessed with her and everything about her.

A while back, I opened the paper and saw the photo I've copied above and gasped. The photo was previously unknown and was believed to be the oldest photo of Helen Keller in existence -- 120 years old, to be exact (and I guess now it would be 122). That such a fantastic photo of the real Helen Keller, as a girl, existed was exciting enough to a helenophile, but that profile, to me, looks almost identical to Sophie's, especially when she was about eight years old.

I forgot all about it until I started organizing my desk this morning...
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