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

Taken in Rome, Italy, this photo shows Helen with a nun and twelve young children from the Institution for the Blind. The photo was taken in 1946. Many of the children have amputated limbs and are wearing worn, stained clothing. The nun is facing the camera, wearing a traditional outfit called a habit. Her large white headdress, called a coif, has pointed sides that tilt up like the wings of a bird about to fly. Helen is leaning over, talking to one of the smallest children.


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