The remarkable Allen sisters of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Frances (1854-1941) and Mary (1859-1941), overcame challenges presented by their progressive deafness, gender, and rural isolation to earn international recognition as two of the foremost American women photographers and benefitted from the suffrage era. View a CLIO virtual exhibit about the Allen sisters. Check out the books below and the Deaf Artists website to find more information.
Frances S. Allen, Mary E. Allen with view camera, ca. 1885 from the CLIO virtual exhibit.