Manual Alphabet Card.
(N.p. c. 1900). Bifold 24mo. Illustrated with both single and double hand alphabets, as well as significant typographic ornaments. The card advocates for the peddler, announcing on their behalf that they are deaf and dumb, and that in lieu of employment they must earn a living by offering cards like the present one for ten cents. It concludes with a Suggestion that sign language be more widely taught in public schools, albeit in this instance less as a matter of disability inclusion than one of convenience "when one wishes to talk in silence instead of in whispers." A fascinating bit of emphemera of early, on-the-ground disability advocacy. Mild soiling, else near fine. Item #32142