"We can do anything we want to if we stick at it long enough": Autograph note signed by Helen Keller
Helen Keller Autograph Note Signed.
Item Number: 91659
Rare autograph note written and signed by deaf-blind American activist and author Helen Keller. Written in pencil on a three-hole punch album page the note reads, “To Bob Hunt, We can do anything we want to if we stick at it long enough, Helen Keller.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Keller. The note measures 6 inches by 4.5 inches. The entire piece measures 21.25 by 16.5 inches.
Helen Keller became a well-traveled lecturer, activist, and prolific writer despite the rare illness she contracted at 19 months of age which left her both blind and deaf. Much of Keller's success was attributed to the 49-year relationship she had with governess and companion Anne Sullivan who initially taught Keller to communicate by spelling words into her hand. In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She went on to become a world-famous speaker and author, best remembered for her work as an advocate for persons with disabilities, the deaf community, and women's suffrage.