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Helen receiving a shield from Zulus, 1952

Helen received incredible gifts on her travels around the globe—the Queen of Jordan once gave her a wooden box that was packed with candy! She also received this beautiful shield from Zulus in South Africa. In fact her entire house—which was called Arcan Ridge, in Westport, CT—was filled with gifts and souvenirs from her travels. Today those objects can be seen at the AFB headquarters in New York City.

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Helen visiting disabled, deaf, and blind children in post-war Rome, Italy, 1946

Helen and Polly visiting Japan, 1948

Helen receiving a shield from Zulus, 1952

Helen holding her Oscar, 1955

Helen listening to an opera singer

Helen Keller with John F. Kennedy, 1961

Helen Keller at 78 years old, 1959

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