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Miss Lennie Hagewood: Overcoming disabilities with a typewriter (1899)

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The typewriter for many was a tool of convenience, greatly accelerating business and creative expression. But for others, it was a tool for overcoming disability. What can be known of Lennie Hagewood, described as “deaf, dumb, and blind,” is limited to one mention in The Stenographer, but her story is worth telling again.

The Stenographer (Philadelphia), August 1899 –

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