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NYC Photograph of Deaf Women Employees at Hispanic Society in NYC

Dr. Karen Christie has found an interesting article about Deaf women in the Hispanic Society in NYC which is a museum and library of Spanish and Portuguese culture. According to the article, about 40 DHH women have worked at the Hispanic Society in a variety of positions. Hearing workers learned the manual alphabet to communicate with their DHH co-workers. Occasionally DHH personnel delivered a song or speech in public using sign language. Florence May, one of the Deaf employees, taught sign language to the acting staff in the "Johnny Belinda" Broadway play. See the full article on her website.