Deaf Identity Crayons: now and then no. 2

by Ann Silver



This piece located: RIT Archive Collections, Wallace Library

This piece belongs to the Deaf Art Collection
Digital collage printed on paper Two boxes of crayons are depicted: "The Original Deaf Identity Crayons 1899" and Deaf Identity Crayons 1999." The crayons in the 1899 box bear derogatory or out-dated terms associated with the Deaf, while the crayons in the 1999 box are labeled with positive terms, illustrating the change in society's view of the Deaf. Library's copy is no. 22 of an edition of 100 with no artist's proofs.