Harris & Ewing / Library of Congress

Louis Braille

The Braille alphabet, in a 1912 photograph now in the Harris & Ewing Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.  The reading system for the blind was invented by Frenchman Louis Braille and first published by him in 1829.

(Photo ID: LC-DIG-hec-01837)

See our biography of Louis Braille