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Dispatches from the Disability History Team

About DisMuse’s masthead: It’s drawn from a late 1920s pamphlet produced by the Boston Industrial Aid Society. One of hundreds of charitable organizations operating in the city between 1900-1930, it focused on employment and training opportunities for ex-prisoners, disabled workers (men and women we think, but we’re not sure), poor widowers and widows.

Youth Facilitator Carla Duran, Lowell High School grad, supports teachers as they map curriculum under the new 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science standards. Photo by Rich Cairn.
Signatures of P.T. Barnum, Lavinia Bump, both with modest red wax seals, 1861. Courtesy Barnum Museum


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