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A new collection has been started at the NYI Museum of annual report from other schools for the blind. Recently discovered in a fourth floor storeroom, our collect consists of about 90 boxes reports prepared annually by every school for the blind in the United States and many foreign countries. Two notable examples are pictured here are of photographs taken in Budapest in 1931 and Yogoslavia in 1920.

Budapest School for the Blind: Kindergarden, Primary School, Vocational Training School, Resource Center, Boarding School and Children’s Home for the Blind

The Budapest School for the Blind (started in 1825) is the only state school in Hungary providing services for blind from the age of 3-24 reaching towards the whole country. It has a kindergarten, a primary school, a special vocational training school, a resource center, a boarding school for the students from the countryside and also children's home for the children under state care. In 1931, the school was known as the Jozsef Nador Royal Hungarian Institute for the Blind.

Kolonija Slepih Kralja Aleksandra I. "Vetrenik"
La Colonie des aveugles Roi Alexandre I
Yougoslavie

We are looking into getting the captions translated, but it appears this documentary album was taken in 1920 and shows a "colonie" of blind individuals. The focus of the community is in agriculture and raising livestock.

Today the town of Veternik is a settlement near Novi Sad, Serbia. The town is still home to an institution of handicapped children and young people called Dom Veternik.

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